Eight USA Nordic athletes will represent Team USA at the Youth Olympics Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. The first Youth Olympic competitions for ski jumping and nordic combined will take place over the weekend. Before then, let’s get to know the athletes who will be representing Team USA and USA Nordic. Today, get to know nordic combined skier Niklas Malacinski.
Hometown Ski Club?
Steamboat Springs, CO SSWSC.
Favorite class in school?
On a scale of 1-10, how behind in school will you be after Youth Olympics:
Hmmmm, probably a 4 .
Favorite ski jumping memory?
Jumping the K114 in Steamboat for the first time.
What aspect of the sport have you improved on this year?
Cross Country ski technique. I improved this by analyzing World Cup athletes.
Which animal do you relate to most?
Post workout meal:
Hobbies outside of skiing:
Running track, skateboarding, downhill skiing, biking, and swimming.
What does it mean to you being a part of Team USA at the Youth Olympics?
It means everything to me.
Goals for the Youth Olympics:
I want to finish in the top 6.