We decided to write the blog in English in the future. That is a big challenge, but we think this is necessary for moving forward. In the first post we will write about us. Who we are, what we are doing and why we are doing this.
Team Ilves is a Nordic combined team where belong the most perspective and talented Nordic combined skiers. Team Ilves was established with a purpose to provide professional training preparation and the best background forces for the young and perspective Nordic combined skiers to achieve the top results in the international competitions.We attract the best Estoninan specialists and collaborate the experts abroad to achieve goals. Right now there are two athletes in Team Ilves – Kristjan Ilves and Andreas Ilves.
Kristjan Ilves was born on June 10, 1996 in Tartu. He started with Nordic combined when he was only 4 years old. Kristjan took part of the Winter Olympics in 2014. He placed 41st on the normal hill Nordic combined event, and 34th on the large hill event. His best place at the World Championships is 23rd, in 2017, in 10 km Gundersen.
Kristjan made his World Cup debut in February 2013. His best individual finish is 2nd, on a big hill event in Hakuba in 2017–18. His best World Cup overall finish is 19th, in 2017–18.
He represented Estonia at the Winter Olympics in 2018. He finished 16th on the normal hill.
Andreas Ilves was born on April 28, 2000 in Tartu. He started with Nordic combined, when he was 6 years old. His best result so far is 26th place at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships, on a normal hill event in Kanderdsteg. Andreas also made his World Cup debut in January 2018.