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13-year-old Hannes coached Ale for the derby win

13-year-old Hannes coached Ale for the derby win
Written by Joachim Orrenius / November 19, 2019

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13 year-old Hannes Lidén Isaksson on the right coaches teammate Anders Andersson to victory in the series match against Tomelilla AIS.

In the weekend's 4 division in table tennis between IF Ale and Tomelilla AIS, the home team was coached by 13-year-old Hannes Lidén Isaksson. With his calm and clear leadership, he contributed to a stable 8-2 victory for Ale.

Hannes has played table tennis since he was 6 years old and has played both the Swedish top 12 and the youth championships. But now he had the role of coach. Ales player Anders Andersson played an even match against Tomelilla's Mensur Avdullahu.
- Good job, think of the server, Hannes calls from one corner of the small hall in Kåseberga where two table tennis tables are set up.

The windows in the hall are covered to remove reflections from the sunlight and the worn parquet floor creaks and fails as the players' quick feet move around the tables. Avdullahu was picking up a lead when Hannes took a tactical time out to get Andersson in balance.
"Take it easy now and no carelessness," Hannes said, turning his eyes to his considerably older teammate!

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Andersson held off and was able to win the match against Mensur Avdullahu after three even sets.

IF Ale was finally able to win the match in division 4 south with a reassuring 8-2. Tomelilla's two victories were taken by Stefan Hallgren who played a lot of table tennis as a young man. But at the age of 22, he took a break. In 25 years!

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Stefan Hallgren took Tomelilla's two wins in the match against Ale.

- When my son Nils became interested I started playing again. We train together two times a week in Tomelilla, says Stefan Hallgren, who is currently ranked in level 4 of the total 7 levels in which the Swedish table tennis players are divided into.

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Nils Hallgren plays series games for Tomelilla AIS together with his father Stefan Hallgren.

After four rounds, Tomelilla is in fifth place and Ale has a series lead with her third place. The results from Saturday's match (source Swedish Table Tennis Association).

IF Ale C Tomelilla AIS A 1 September 2 September 3 September 4 September 5 September match score
S1 A1

Hansson, Göran

B3

Hallgren, Stefan

11-9

9-11

8-11

11-9

10-12

0-1

S2 A3

Isaksson, Jens

B1

Avdullahu, Mensur

8-11

11-9

11-8

11-8

-

1-1

S3 A2

Andersson, Anders

B4

Nilsson, Markus

11-5

11-7

11-8

-

-

2-1

S4 A4

Persson, Bengt-Åke

B2

Hallgren, Nils

11-7

11-8

7-11

11-6

-

3-1

S5 A1

Hansson, Göran

B2

Hallgren, Nils

11-3

11-5

11-3

-

-

4-1

S6 A2

Andersson, Anders

B1

Avdullahu, Mensur

11-8

11-9

11-9

-

-

5-1

S7 A3

Isaksson, Jens

B4

Nilsson, Markus

11-3

14-12

3-11

11-4

-

6-1

S8 A4

Persson, Bengt-Åke

B3

Hallgren, Stefan

7-11

9-11

12-10

11-8

10-12

6-2

D1 Dbl.

Hansson, Göran

Dbl.

Hallgren, Stefan

6-11

11-2

11-9

12-10

-

7-2

Isaksson, Jens

Nilsson, Markus

D2 Dbl.

Andersson, Anders

Dbl.

Hallgren, Nils

11-6

11-2

11-8

-

-

8-2

Persson, Bengt-Åke

Avdullahu, Mensur

S9 A1

Hansson, Göran

B1

Avdullahu, Mensur

-

-

-

-

-

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Österlenlagen beat Bromölla x 2

June 23th, 2020
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Tilde Johansson bounced 1-0 for his Hammenhögs IF.

Österlen's two best football teams, Hammenhögs IF (div 1 ladies) and Österlen FF (div 2 men), were both pitted against Ifö Bromölla IF this past week. 

The law from southeastern Skåne proved to be stronger than northeastern Skåne's. Full pot to the Österlen Act!

Hammenhög started the series with a tie against Laholm. Three points against Bromölla were therefore close to a must to keep up with the top of the women's div 1 series as this Corona season is played as a single series where of course every match and all points are extremely important.

- A tough match on the paper and on the pitch as always against Bromölla. A lot of struggle and physical football to wait, Hammenhög coach Anders Palmér said before the match.

The girls from Hammenhög grabbed the match directly and initially showed the most will and attitude at home on Hammondavallen's fine green. Well-balanced posts and corners into the guests' penalty area were moving. First ten minutes on points to Hammenhög. When Tilde Johansson bounced 1-0 after barely a quarter, it looked stable. The goal became a motivator for the guests from Bromölla who stepped up and pushed back the Hammenhögs defense. 

Did you become anxious and wanted to monitor the management?
- No, I think more that Bromölla changed a bit and played a very clear 3-5-2 so after 1-0 we got it tough centrally, says Anders Palmér.

The visitors started the second half with a forced kick and after 55 minutes came the result when a Bromollas player could score 1-1 after a goal keeper's return. Now it was the home players' turn to tie their fists. 

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- We changed some positions so we got a better grip on them in the middle, says Anders Palmér.

The remaining match time had Hammenhög's most ball and also created some half chances up to 2-1 but it would take until overtime before the match was decided. Home team Josefine Rydle was lying in the grass after she hit her back. Teammate Tilde Johansson laid the ball over the sideline for Rydle to receive treatment for his injury. In such situations, it is customary for the opponents to return the ball when the player has received his treatment and the game can be resumed. This time, the Bromalla players took the ball themselves and attacked. The surprise and frustration of the home players who, in sheer aggression, managed to send the ball one last time in Bromolla's penalty area where Matilda Larsson appeared and was able to push in the victory ball. Great joy, and maybe even a certain amount of hurt considering the situation at Rydle's injury, at home camp.

- Very nice 2-1 goal where we fill with players in the penalty area. Rydle drops the ball and Matilda Larsson's run on the far post is cruel after 96 minutes. I want to emphasize the collective, the work of everyone, says Anders Palmér.

How did you perceive the situation after Josefine Rydle received treatment and who later led to the victory goal? 

- We got a player injured, and kicked out the ball. Then it is an unwritten law to give the ball back to us. Instead, they made a long throw and attacked immediately. Not fair play directly if you say so. Very bad by their players, and their leaders didn't even respond. Embarrassing just, says Anders Palmér.

End 2-1 to Hammenhög. Four points after two rounds and Hammenhög's ladies hang out!

After the delayed spring, it was finally time for the Österlen FF's premiere this weekend. For the away stand was Bromölla, who in their first match had a 4-0 victory in the back.

From minute one, the guys from Österlen showed that they did not cheat with spring training. Running, aggressive, position-safe. And lead through Freddie Brorsson's nod on the corner already after 15 minutes. The dominance continued during the first 45 with position switching and fine play behind Bromolla's back line, which led to several good goals. But Österlen had to settle for a comfortable 1-0 lead.

After the break, Österlen became somewhat comfortable. Bromölla pumped on and owned the match during a period where they also created chances but the Austrian defense game with Merlin Nuhanovic as the last outpost was against Bromolla's attempt. After 75 minutes sprinting, Jacob Blixt switched to an attack all by himself, which he then finished by distinctly pushing the ball into the net behind Bromolla's goalkeeper. Premiership victory with 0-2 and Österlen keeps going!

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Clear with new coach for Österlen FF

27th of May 2020
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Agim Sopi has previously trained Landskrona BoIS.
Photo: Agim Sopi's Facebook page.

Since Jonas Stridsberg quickly left the head coach assignment for Österlen FF, it has been speculated who was napping on the assignment. Now it's finished. From June 1, the well-known player and coach profile Agim Sopi takes over responsibility.

Congratulations and welcome to Österlen!
How does this feel?
- Thanks, it feels great. I'd rather have a group higher up in the series system, but Österlen has a fantastic squad and a good project going on. A good mix of really good experienced players and young hungry players, says Agim Sopi, who has yet to meet the gaming group.

Agim Sopi likes to hire young talented players who also have the right attitude to reach a long way in their football careers. An example is two guys born in 2005 who have already made their way into FC Rosengård's a-squad in division 2.

Agim lives in the Malmö district with his family and on June 1, Agim rolls east for the first training session with his new squad of players.
How do you view the commute?
- No problem. When I trained Landskrona BoIS it was 45 min. Now it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes so it's not a huge difference. I am used to commuting and during the trips I can relax and plan a little.

In the report series on Österlen FF, we will in future invite our readers to a longer interview with Agim Sopi.

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Get to know the golf talent William Wistrand

23th of May 2020
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William Wistrand.

The Österlen network is the corporate network with close to 100 entrepreneurs who, among other things, sponsor young sports talents from south-eastern Skåne. We asked eight questions to Team Nätverket's current eight fellows about how things are going with the sports initiative right now. We wondered, among other things, how they motivate themselves to continue training, how the training has changed and if it is any other sport that they engage in as well, or instead. Here you get to know the golf talent William Wistrand.

Name: William Wistrand
Born: 2005
Birthplace: Lund
Lives: Simrishamn
Work-outs: Golf
First club: Österlens Golf
Current club: Österlens Golf
Scholarship then: 2020

Meriter:
Ranked 1st in Sweden boys -05
Handicap +0,1
2nd place European Championship 2019 in Scotland
Winner Battle of Skåne, Kristianstad Golf Club 2019
Tangled track record Gränna Golfklubb 64 strokes (-8) 2019
Qualified for Swedish Golf Tour 2020
Selected for Swedish Golf Team Boys Future
3rd in the 2019 Teen Cup Finals
Appointed to Talent of the Month Ystad Allehanda September 2018
Winner KM Österlens GK 2018

William says: “Getting the chance to join the Network is fantastic. With this scholarship I get the opportunity to train more, go to more competitions and develop to reach my goals. I am extremely grateful that I get to join the Team Network and I will seize this opportunity that you have given me! ”


Eight questions to William about the sport during the corona crisis

1. What is the best thing about your sport?
The best thing about golf is being able to hit the ball and check exactly the right direction and length. It's not easy, though it may look like it. The charm and at the same time the frustration with the sport is that on one hole you can have as good a score as possible and then on the next hole it can be quite the opposite. I can't really put my finger on what it is but once you get stuck it's very fun and very addictive you just want to train and play more and more. Sometimes there may be some prejudice about golf that only old people play but that is not true but if you test then I think you get a slightly different view of the sport. Golf is a sport that everyone can practice and the risk if you try is that you might also get caught, just like me, for this strangely fun sport.

2. What motivates you to train as hard as you do?
My goal is to be the best in the world. If I want to reach that goal, I need to train and work purposefully all the time. Of course, it is fun to be as good as I am now, but I am not satisfied and I have to work hard to be much better. Of course I want to be with my friends in the summer and do fun things but I spend almost every day on the golf course and it's hard to find the time to be able to do it

3. What are you focusing on in your workout right now?
Right now I'm training for the season. I sharpen all the pieces in my game so I will be as good as possible when the season starts. This winter I have focused a lot on my technique and I feel that it has produced results as I hit better and longer strokes. Now I just want to get started with the game and be able to shoot really low scores.

4. Have you changed anything in your workout lately?
Given covid-19, I have been able to train more than I could before spring seasons as there have been many competitions booked. Competition season has been postponed to June 30th. So until July I will be training a lot so I am prepared and in shape for the season to start.

5. Are you interested in any other sport and if so which one?
I also like to play floorball in the winter. It does so my physique is kept up for pretty much all winter. I usually play as a goalkeeper and it helps me as a golfer as mobility is very important in both sports.

6. Did you compete for something in the spring and if so how did it go?
Unfortunately, I did not compete for anything this spring. Covid-19 has meant that the competitions are postponed or canceled until June 30th. It is very boring but there is nothing you can do about it. The only thing that can be done is to follow the restrictions imposed by the Public Health Authority. If everyone follows them, I hope and think we can get started on all sports, not just golf, in the middle of summer.

7. What can a training week look like for you?
My upcoming weeks will be filled with school, golf and homework. School goes first but I have to catch up with my workouts too so I have to plan properly what to do on different days. An ordinary week I practice golf on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tuesdays and Thursdays I plug.

8. The highlight of the spring, what are you most looking forward to right now and why exactly?
Right now in the spring there is unfortunately nothing I look forward to very much, but hopefully on July 1, all competitions will start. It will be as much fun as ever to compete again but right now you have to wait and train instead.

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Get to know the table tennis talent Kornelia Jönsson

23th of May 2020
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Kornelia Jönsson

The Österlen network is the corporate network with close to 100 entrepreneurs who, among other things, sponsor young sports talents from south-eastern Skåne. We asked eight questions to Team Nätverket's current eight fellows about how things are going with the sports initiative right now. We wondered, among other things, how they motivate themselves to continue training, how the training has changed and if it is another sport that they engage in as well, or instead. Here you get to know the table tennis talent Kornelia Jönsson.

Name: Kornelia Jönsson
Born: 2000
Birthplace: City
Lives : Eslöv / Köpingebro
Work-outs: Table tennis
First club: Köpingebro IF
Current club: Eslöv AI BTK
Scholarship then: 2013

Merits: 13 SM - medals including 2 gold, 2 times gold in Denmark's Top-12

October 2013, right after Kornelia's 13th day, Kornelia was named the month's talent in Ystads Allehanda and became a fellow in the Österlen Network. Kornelia has played series in England for the London Academy, series in Denmark for Bornholm but now for Greve in the elite series and plays in Sweden for Eslöv in the Superettan where the team won 3 years in a row without having the opportunity to enter the highest series because Eslöv already has a team in the Pingis League.

Kornelia says: - In order to fully invest in my table tennis change I already school after grade 8 and then commuted to Källebergsskolan in Eslöv where I could practice table tennis in one of Sweden's leading clubs during school time. Nowadays I live in Eslöv and I spend my third of four years at the gymnasium with NIU Table Tennis. Therefore, the support from the Österlen Network is particularly important to me, since my table tennis bet would not have been possible without it.


Eight questions to Kornelia about the sport during the corona crisis

1. What is the best thing about your sport?
The best thing about my sport is when you reach a goal you have set and trained for a long time to manage.

2. What motivates you to train as hard as you do?
What motivates me to train hard is the desire to be able to play well in the series because it is a team effort and you do not want to disappoint your fellow players!

3. What are you focusing on in your workout right now?
I have just had a rest since the season is over, but the focus will be on strength training for a while now.

4. Have you changed anything in your workout lately?
In the spring, before my rest, the focus was very much on match-like play, as there were many big competitions that you want to hone the form to. Even so, I started training in IFK Lund to get some change in training resistance, exercises and also be trained by my former Tomelilla trainer Christian Björklund.

5. Are you interested in any other sport and if so which one?
Recently, when the hall was closed to ping pong, I have played a lot of golf with my family. Since we are now also plugging away from home, it is incredibly nice to come out in the nice weather and play.

6. Did you compete for something in the spring and if so how did it go?
During the spring, there was a lot of series play all over Sweden when the ping pong league would end. We finished in a 6th place, which means we will stay for next year as well. I have also competed in Borås, Örebro and Senior-SM in Söderhamn. Unfortunately, there were no placements in these competitions this year.

7. What can a training week look like for you?
Upcoming training week will consist of training in Lund, two workouts on Monday and two workouts on Wednesday. As there are no longer any workouts in Eslöv, and the hall is extremely limited to a maximum of two people, there will be only a few workouts there during the week.

8. The highlight of the spring, what are you most looking forward to right now and why exactly?
The highlight of the spring would probably be the student for me after four years of high school. Don't know if it's something to look forward to anymore, but we'll see how it goes!

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Get to know the ice hockey talent Didrik Delfalk

23th of May 2020
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Didrik Delfalk

The Österlen network is the corporate network with close to 100 entrepreneurs who, among other things, sponsor young sports talents from south-eastern Skåne. We asked eight questions to Team Nätverket's current eight fellows about how things are going with the sports initiative right now. We wondered, among other things, how they motivate themselves to continue training, how the training has changed and if it is another sport that they engage in as well, or instead. Here you get to know the ice hockey talent Didrik Delfalk.

Name: Didrik Delfalk
Born: 2006
Birthplace: City
Lives: City
Work-outs: Ice hockey
First club: Trelleborg Vikings
Current club: Trelleborg Vikings
Scholarship then: 2019

Meriter:
Series B Youth B (2005/2006)
cup matches
Training camper HV71 Jönköping, Trelleborg, Leksand etc.

Didrik is passionate about his great passion for ice hockey. He trains three ice passes a week with the team, two physical passes and matches 1-2 times a week. In addition to training with the team, he trains extensively at home shooting, country hockey or rollerblades. There are often 2-3 hours of self-training per day at home in Ystad. "I practice a lot of shots and technique at home on the street in Ystad or down in the large bus parking in the harbor which is a perfect area for driving rollerblades."

Didrik says: “Being part of the Team Network means a lot. For example, in the summer of 2020, I will go on three hockey matches. One with Leksand, one with Trelleborg Vikings and one with which I have not yet decided where it will be. Through the financial support of the Network, I get the opportunity to exercise my great passion - the ice hockey. My dream is to one day play for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL. ”


Eight questions to Didrik about the sport during the corona crisis

1. What is the best thing about your sport?
Skating, it's the best. The speed, that you are in a team, you meet friends.

2. What motivates you to train as hard as you do?
Because it's so fun, it's the best I know.

3. What are you focusing on in your workout right now?
Improve my club technique, improve skating (running a lot of inlines right now), strength and fitness.

4. Have you changed anything in your workout lately?
I run more physical and fitness due to the season ending earlier. Very own workout right now (3 hours / day)

5. Are you interested in any other sport and if so which one?
I enjoy playing paddle and tennis.

6. Did you compete for something in the spring and if so how did it go?
Our season ended a month earlier than expected, then we were 2nd in the series. In addition to the series, the cups were also set.

7. What can a training week look like for you?
I drive about 3 hours daily. Mixes inlines, strength, fitness.

8. The highlight of the spring, what are you most looking forward to right now and why exactly?
Right now I am looking forward to this summer's hockey camps, I will go to Leksand to join their camp (I still hope that the camps can be implemented this summer).

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Get to know the horse jumping talent Emma Elgemark

23th of May 2020
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Emma Elgemark

The Österlen network is the corporate network with close to 100 entrepreneurs who, among other things, sponsor young sports talents from south-eastern Skåne. We asked eight questions to Team Nätverket's current eight fellows about how things are going with the sports initiative right now. We wondered, among other things, how they motivate themselves to continue training, how the training has changed and if it is another sport that they engage in as well, or instead. Here you get to know the horse jumping talent Emma Elgemark.

Name: Emma Elgemark
Born: 2003
Birthplace: City
Lives: Eye
Work-outs: Equestrian, jumping
First club: Österlen Riders Association
Current club: Österlens Ridklubb
Scholarship then: 2016

Meriter:
Falsterbo Horse Show 2015 & 2017 (Horse)
SM on pony 2016 & 2019 (12th & 16th place 2019)
Swedish Championships on horseback (Children) 2016 & 2017 (11th place 2016)
Children National Team 2016 & 2017
Valkenswaard 2016 (Horse)
Neumünster 2017 (Pony)
Withdrawed to the Nations Cup (135cm) in Wierden 2017 (Children)
Nations Cup (125cm) Baltic Cup (Pony)
Scanian Champion 2016 & 2017 (Pony)
Silver Skånska Championships 2014 (Pony)
Bronze Skånska Mäst Championshipen 2015 (Pony)
Profits & investments internationally on pony and horse
Investments up to MsvA (130cm) (Pony)
Rankings up to 135 (Horse)

Emma says: “It's incredibly fun and great to be part of Team Network. Both through financial support for the horse bit and to meet other investing young people to exchange experiences with each other. I chose to take a year off from school to be able to bet on the horses properly before high school. Now that the time is better I have started to work out and proudly go to the gym in my Team Network clothing! ”


Eight questions to Emma about the sport during the corona crisis

1. What is the best thing about your sport?
The best thing about my sport is the strong bond you get to the horse, that you really understand each other. Since then I have always been an animal lover so getting to spend time with animals every day is absolutely fantastic!

2. What motivates you to train as hard as you do?
What motivates me to train right now is that I know that the competitions will start again and then you have to be on top right away!

3. What are you focusing on in your workout right now?
Since we are not allowed to compete, only training applies. Focusing on different things with all the horses, with Gulle it is that he should get a little better stamina so that he can keep up his big canter when the races start again. With Chilli it is just to keep her positive and have fun as I do not know how long she stays in the stable. Tina should be covered so she is a bit the same as with Chilli and since Tina is very alert when riding, I train a lot to keep her relaxed. Then I also work out five days a week myself.

4. Have you changed anything in your workout lately?
Yes, have had to change quite a lot since we must not compete. So much more training on other courses and between that it is training that applies.

5. Are you interested in any other sport and if so which one?
Our whole family is very much interested in sports, so I actually like most sports and watching most of what goes on the TV, not now, but when it is live sports. But I do no other sport than riding and the gym.

6. Did you compete for something in the spring and if so how did it go?
He did a competition with Chilli, where we were faultless in 110 cm.

7. What can a training week look like for you?
This week looks like usual, some ground work passes, out to the woods and jump training!

8. The highlight of the spring, what are you most looking forward to right now and why exactly?
I look forward to the races starting again, it may take longer or shorter time than postponed, but at least it will be fun to start competing again when it wants to start.

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Get to know the athletic talent Bimo Soenarso

20th of May 2020
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Bimo Soenarso

The Österlen network is the corporate network with close to 100 entrepreneurs who, among other things, sponsor young sports talents from south-eastern Skåne. We asked eight questions to Team Nätverket's current eight fellows about how things are going with the sports initiative right now. We wondered, among other things, how they motivate themselves to continue training, how the training has changed and if it is another sport that they engage in as well, or instead. Here you get to know the athletic talent Bimo Soenarso.

Name: Bimo Soenarso
Born: 2001
Birthplace: Stockholm
Lives: Limhamn
Work-outs: Athletics
First club: Ystads IF
Current club: YMCA Örebro
Scholarship then: 2015

Merits:
Swedish U-champion of 60 mi Uddevalla 5 March 2016 with 7.20
Swedish U-champion at 60 mi Uppsala 25 Feb 2018 with 6.95
Winner at the World Youth Games Ullevi, Gothenburg 2018, with 10.90 at 100 meters
Record:
60m indoor 6.95
80m outdoor 8.96
200m outdoor 22.84
100m 10.90, P17.

In May 2014, Bimo Soenarso was named Talent of the Month in Ystads Allehanda. One year later he joined the Team Network. There he receives a support for which he is happy to express his gratitude.

Bimo says: “Being part of the Team Network means a lot, because I can buy important equipment so that I can improve my results. It could be, for example, nail shoes, starting blocks, compression clothes, ”says Bimo, who through the financial support from the Network also gets greater opportunities to go to training camps and bigger competitions.


Eight questions to Bimo about the sport during the corona crisis

1. What is the best thing about your sport?
That everyone at a competition site shares each other's happiness if it goes well. You always get support from one's competitors too, it's like a big family.

2. What motivates you to train as hard as you do?
To someday stand on the big podium and show that all years of training have led to that very moment.

3. What are you focusing on in your workout right now?
Right now during the build-up period, there is a lot of basic strength and fitness.

4. Have you changed anything in your workout lately?
I have slowed down a lot on the workout due to side effects from a medicine that gives me joint and muscle pain.

5. Are you interested in any other sport and if so which one?
Football! I played football for about seven years before I started betting on athletics when I was about 13. I still want to play football but unfortunately this involves great injury risks.

6. Did you compete for something in the spring and if so how did it go?
I have not competed because of the long-term illness, I would compete in Örebro as a test competition but it was canceled because of Covid-19.

7. What can a training week look like for you?
Right now I run upper body strength 3 times a week and jog. The reason for this light training program is, as I said, my side effects of the medicine.

8. The highlight of the spring, what are you most looking forward to right now and why exactly?
There is not really any highlight in the spring because the racing season is in the summer. I would go to a 10-day training camp in Nerja, Spain, but it is canceled due to Covid-19.

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Get to know the swimming pool Olivia Hansson

19th of May 2020
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Olivia Hansson personally broke the record.

The Österlen network is the corporate network with close to 100 entrepreneurs who, among other things, sponsor young sports talents from south-eastern Skåne. We asked eight questions to Team Nätverket's current eight fellows about how things are going with the sports initiative right now. We wondered, among other things, how they motivate themselves to continue training, how the training has changed and if it is another sport that they engage in as well, or instead. Here you get to know the swimming talent Olivia Hansson.

Name: Olivia Hansson
Born: 2003
Birthplace: Kivik
Lives: Southern Mellby
Work-outs: Swimming
First club: Association Österlen Sim
Current club: Kivik's Sim Club
Scholarship then: 2018.

Meriter:
2019
Bronze on JDM / DM long run 400 m freestyle
Winner The Distance Cup
Silver on Sum-Sim long run 800 m freestyle
Gold on DM / JDM short course 800 m freestyle
4th on JSM long run 800 m freestyle
4th on Sum-Sim short course 400 m freestyle (also the best race at 731 Fina points)

2018
Gold on Sum-Sim long run 1500 m freestyle
Silver on Sum-Sim short course 800 m freestyle
Silver on Sum-Sim long run 200 m freestyle
Bronze on Sum-Sim long run 800 m freestyle
Bronze on Sum-Sim long run 400 m freestyle
Bronze on Sum-Sim short course 400 m freestyle
Bronze on NUM long run 4 * 200m freestyle

In February 2018 Olivia was named the Talent of the Month by Ystads Allehanda and in March 2018 the Surprise of the Month in swimming by Freker and simma.nu. In September 2018, Olivia received a scholarship for Star of the Year by Kivik's Rotary Club.

Olivia says: “Being part of the Team Network means a lot to me and my development in swimming. To receive such financial support that I can use for equipment, accommodation or the opportunity to go to bigger competitions, I am very grateful. In addition, it is fun to meet other young people who invest in their sport and listen to upcoming lectures within the Österlen Network. "


Eight questions to Olivia about the sport during the corona crisis

1. What is the best thing about your sport?
Overall, I think swimming is best especially because I think it's super fun! I work out seven workouts a week and I'm almost always tagged for upcoming workouts and time rolls on super fast. The community we have within our club is worthy of gold! Everyone hang out and support each other, we are one big family!

2. What motivates you to train as hard as you do?
Above all, it is to see my development and to want to get faster and faster! Then it is super fun to train the way we do and with my swimming buddies, we are a great bunch! So it becomes easier to swim the "hard" morning workout when you are several and do it together.

3. What are you focusing on in your workout right now?
Right now, the focus is on training as hard as I can for as long as I can. I do not know when or if it will close down the swimming pool and then I have to find another solution. So now the focus is on getting the most out of my time in the water.

4. Have you changed anything in your workout lately?
Not directly. We practice as we have always done and there have been no changes.

5. Are you interested in any other sport and if so which one?
For me, football has been a decent part of this at home. Dad has been a football player himself, so we have watched some of football. At the moment, it is not so much happening / played considering the circumstances.

6. Did you compete for something in the spring and if so how did it go?
I think there have been four races so far. The first competition was in January after the Christmas break and it was marked. The body was not in the same shape as before, but I still managed to get some personal records. Then the training started for real and it was time for the first 50m competition in February. There it went perfectly okay but as always it is a bit difficult to walk from 25 m to 50 m as it looks so far! Overall, the times were completely okay, some over pers but I had thought that. The first and last big competition took place in Malmö. There I swam at the GP and managed to reach the final of 200 and 800 m freestyle. I persevered on my two hundred which was super fun and I am happy with my other efforts which were just a little over pers. The last competition was a "training competition" so there I swam a lot of races! Times were a bit over pers, but the focus was on testing new things and training on competing.

7. What can a training week look like for you?
Now that almost all upcoming competitions are set we have a "mini" competition on Saturdays the last hour of our training session. There we swim between 50-200 m and try to be as close to our pers as possible. Whoever is closest to his pers percentages wins. On Monday we are invited to the “Mini Baptism” in Sjöbo where we will be a maximum of 50 and carry out a maximum of 4 races / person. I myself will swim 50, 100 and 200 m freestyle but also 100 m back swim. It will be fun to get away even if it is not like a regular competition, it is still something. Then we practice as usual with six additional workouts.

8. The highlight of the spring, what are you most looking forward to right now and why exactly?
What I look forward to most is to start the outdoor training and hopefully the outdoor season. Since things went very well in Malmö at the GP, I am tagged to start the 50 m season and see what I can achieve. Then I hope Sum-Sim 50 mi Landskrona will get rid of or moved forward as it is my very last Sum-Sim then I am too old.

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Get to know the karate talent Fredrik Nilsson

19th of May 2020
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Fredrik Nilsson

The Österlen network is the corporate network with close to 100 entrepreneurs who, among other things, sponsor young sports talents from south-eastern Skåne. We asked eight questions to Team Nätverket's current eight fellows about how things are going with the sports initiative right now. We wondered, among other things, how they motivate themselves to continue training, how the training has changed and if it is another sport that they engage in as well, or instead. Here you get to know the orienteering talent Fredrik Nilsson.

NameFredrik Nilsson
Born: 2006
Birthplace: Tomelilla
Lives: Tomelilla
Work-outs: Karate
First club: Ystad karate club
Current club: Ystad karate club
Scholarship then: 2019

Merits / record: 5 times national champion JKA, 8 international WKF titles

Fredrik says: - I started karate in 2013. I already won the club championship with a white belt and I continued. Now I have also joined the network and it is very fun and exciting. It should be fun and see how things are going for the others in the network and maybe be a little spurred on by their successes. It feels good that the network is investing in me and I will do my best to not let them down!


Eight questions to Fredrik about the sport during the corona crisis

1. What is the best thing about your sport?
The best thing about karate is that you learn new things all the time. It requires a lot of concentration and you need good physics and I like that.

2. What motivates you to train as hard as you do?
I want to see my full capacity because I want to see how far I can get, but also because I find it very fun to go to the workouts.

3. What are you focusing on in your workout right now?
Now the most focus is on kata because we must have no contact whatsoever now during these times.

4. Have you changed anything in your workout lately?
Yes, it is only kata that said because we must not have contact now because of Covid-19. We must also not go to the training if we feel the slightest scratchy.

5. Are you interested in any other sport and if so which one?
I play some golf (hcp 11,2) and I find it quite fun but I have a completely different feeling for karate.

6. Did you compete for something in the spring and if so how did it go?
I have been to the national championship in February. It went well because I took gold. Incidentally, the 6th national championship was the win in a row. The national championship is only held once a year. SM has no classes for 13 year olds, you must have completed 14.

7. What can a training week look like for you?
Sunday an hour of bike training and an hour of competition training. On Monday there will be fitness in the form of cycling, on Tuesday two hours karate, on Wednesday there will be more cycling, on Thursday one hour karate and on Friday even more for cycling.

8. The highlight of the spring, what are you most looking forward to right now and why exactly?
Right now, I am most looking forward to this fall's first competition because I miss the competition.

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Get to know the orientation talent Elin Nilsson

18th of May 2020
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Elin Nilsson

The Österlen network is the corporate network with close to 100 entrepreneurs who, among other things, sponsor young sports talents from south-eastern Skåne. We asked eight questions to Team Nätverket's current eight fellows about how things are going with the sports initiative right now. We wondered, among other things, how they motivate themselves to continue training, how the training has changed and if it is another sport that they engage in as well, or instead. The first of the eight young people to get to know is the orienteering talent Elin Nilsson.

Name: Elin Nilsson
Born: 2002
Birthplace: City
Lives: Eljaröd and Olofström
Work-outs: Orientation
Club: Andrarums IF
Scholarship then: 2019

Meriter:
Junior Cup winner in Skåne in class D18
11th at Medel-SM
15th at Night SM 2019
DM win in Long Distance and Ultra Long 2019
Second place at Night DM
Third place on Sprint-DM
Wins and pallet seats at national competitions

In July 2018 Elin Nilsson was named Talent of the Month in Ystad Allehanda. The following year she became a member of Team Network. There she receives a support for which she is happy to express her gratitude.

Elin says: "I am very grateful to have the opportunity to join the Team Network. It means a lot, as it can help me in many ways. For example, I can get lots of new equipment, like workout clothes or new orientation shoes. Through the financial support from the Network, I also get more opportunities to go to training camps and bigger competitions. ”


Eight questions to Elin about the sport during the corona crisis

1. What is the best thing about your sport?
The best thing about the orientation is that it is a sport you have to do several different types of torque at the same time. You have to read the map and choose which route is best to take, while keeping the pace up and running. In this way, orientation can seem quite stressful, because you have to make quick and smart decisions in order to have a chance to get a good placement. However, that is what makes me love to orientate, because it is seldom that you have boring when competing, because you do not have time for it because you always have to be focused.

2. What motivates you to train as hard as you do?
For the most part, it is my ambition to develop and get better that makes me train as much as I do right now, but then I also like to be active and exercise a lot because I feel very good about it.

3. What are you focusing on in your workout right now?
Right now, the focus is on maintaining my workout volume and continuing with my basic training for a good while. I run a lot of running now and I have hopes to improve my fitness until the races get started again.

4. Have you changed anything in your workout lately?
Since I started my distance education, my distance running has increased and the alternative training has decreased, because I do not have the same opportunities for what I had in Olofström. Before I used to, for example. run a barbell during the week, which is difficult to do at home. Otherwise, I try to have a similar training schedule that I've had before.

5. Are you interested in any other sport and if so which one?
I'm not particularly interested in other sports, but I like to check out biathlon and slalom from time to time, especially relays in biathlon. I used to run parkour and gymnastics in my spare time before, but I completely stopped it when I started high school in order to focus on the orientation.

6. Did you compete for something in the spring and if so how did it go?
I only had three races at the end of February, all during the same weekend. Those competitions went well I would say. I took it easy on Friday night orientation to focus on the competitions over the weekend. There were no fantastic placements that weekend, but that was to be expected. There was no terrain that suited me very well, plus I was still in my basic training and not in top form, because I had intended to top form for the JVM tests which would have passed in May, but they are now canceled. Otherwise, there were no more competitions, but there were two training camps, one in Jämjö and one on Bornholm.

7. What can a training week look like for you?
On Monday, there is a quiet short distance session for about 1 hour and a strength session after that. On Tuesday there will be an interval session in the morning and then orientation training in the evening. On Wednesday it is strength in the morning and then a distance pass in the afternoon. On Thursday, it is orientation training. On Fridays I usually take a rest day. On Saturday it will be a distance and on Sunday I will run one more workout. In total, there should be between 8-10 hours of active training and 60-75 km of running during one week.
Monday: Short distance workout 1 hour + Strength workout 30-45 minutes in the afternoon.
Tuesday: Interval or run in the morning for 1 hour. Orientation training in the evening.
Wednesday: Strength training in the morning. Distance workout in the afternoon 80-120 minutes.
Thursday: Orientation training in the evening.
Friday: Rest.
Saturday: Distance 80-120 minutes.
Sunday: Orientation training.

8. The highlight of the spring, what are you most looking forward to right now and why exactly?
Right now I am most looking forward to starting to compete again, because I really love traveling to new places and competing. In the near term, I yearn for the most until the summer begins and I can get a little more freedom about when to train, because right now I have to put my workouts in so that they do not collide with my distance learning.

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