The final races of the international competition will take place on the historic Olympia Bob Run.
On 21 February, Switzerland’s St. Moritz serves as the host of the final races of the first ever OMEGA FIBT Youth Monobob Series. More than 20 young athletes representing eight countries, including Brazil and Jamaica, have participated in the international competition and have had access to training and coaching in the days leading up to the exciting finale. As the participants make their way down the run, they will have their sights set on the same goal: qualifying for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
The Olympia Bob Run in St. Moritz was opened in 1904 and is the world’s last remaining natural ice run. It’s fitting that the final race of the inaugural OMEGA FIBT Youth Monobob Series will take place at this historic sporting venue as the event marks the 125th anniversary of the first bobsleigh race.
OMEGA and monobob
In 2011, OMEGA announced its active participation in the development of monobob, a dynamic winter sport ideal for newcomers to competitive winter sports. OMEGA has been a key leader in the innovative project and is proud to serve as the title sponsor of the FIBT Youth Monobob Series.
Monobob competitions, as the name suggests, feature sleek one-person bobs. The sport is accessible both to men and women and it allows athletes to train alone. And at 2.85 metres in length, the monobob is also quite light, weighing only around 160 kilograms. On the track, it can reach speeds of up to 130 km/hour and can exert a gravitational force of three Gs! The monobob is pushed, steered and braked by just one athlete. OMEGA looks forward to seeing the sport make its Olympic debut next year at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games where the brand will serve as Official Timekeeper.
The OMEGA FIBT Youth Monobob Series events can be streamed live on 21 February, from 9 to 11am at the following link: http://www.enjoystmoritz.ch/live.
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