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Janine Flock

Skeleton AUT

Janine Flock

Janine Flock
  • Birth date 7/25/1989
  • Birthplace Hall in Tirol
  • Residence Rum
  • Height/Weight 5'8"/ 141 lbs
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

  • Hobbies
  • Nature, kite surfing, diving, riding motorcycles. (janine-flock.at, 01 Feb 2017; olympia.at, 07 Jun 2016)
  • Injuries
  • She dislocated her kneecap in a warm-up session for the 2017 World Cup event in Winterberg, Germany. She required two weeks to recover from the injury. (ibsf.org, 14 Dec 2017)

    She was troubled by a back injury towards the end of the 2016/17 season. (janine-flock.at, 03 Aug 2017)
  • Famous relatives
  • Her partner Matthias Guggenberger represented Austria in skeleton at the Olympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014. (Matthias Guggenberger Facebook profile, 12 Apr 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 15 Feb 2014)
  • Why this sport?
  • One of her teachers at school introduced her to the sport. "It's tremendous fun and at the same time very challenging. The view is spectacular and the speed is tremendous. We are on our sled heading up and down the ice channel to 145 kilometres per hour. The combination of speed and the ability to control it is fascinating."
  • Ambitions
  • To win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (janine-flock.at, 03 Aug 2017)
  • Name of coach
  • Michael Grunberger [national], AUT; Carson Patterson [fitness], CAN
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • She took up skeleton in 2004.
  • Occupation
  • Armed Forces, Athlete
  • Languages
  • English, German
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard." (janine-flock.at, 01 Feb 2017)
  • Other information
  • NATIONAL FIRST
    In 2016 she became the first female skeleton slider representing Austria to claim a medal at the world championships when she took silver in Igls, Austria. (sport.tirol, 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 20 Feb 2016)
  • Family
  • Partner Matthias Guggenberger
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