Hanna Huskova: facts about Belarusian freestyle skier


Hanna Huskova: facts about Belarusian freestyle skier

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On February 16 young Belarusian freestyle skier Hanna Huskova won Olympic gold in ski acrobatics. This was the first medal for Belarus at the 2018 Olympics.  

In the qualification Hanna showed second best result among 25 female athletes.

The sportswoman hoped that the weather would be fine on the final day and her hopes came true: the weather helped her win her first Olympic gold medal. 

Hanna noted after qualification that she would try to sleep well before the final so that she got up in the morning with fresh thoughts and start anew in the final "as if nothing happened".  

Hanna Huskova (comment to the NOC of Belarus):  
The main thing is not to calm yourself with today's result, but to move steadily towards the goal.  

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Hanna Huskova is 25 years old. This season was one of the most successful in her sporting career, even before her gold medal. The girl won silver at the World Cup in Lake Placid and won the Freestyle World Cup in China.  

Several years ago the freestyle skier revealed what athletes feel during the competition. According to Anna, it's scary not to perform the jump itself, but to wait for your turn.   

Hanna Huskova:  
I become very excited when I am explained something for a long time.  You think how to ski, jump, land and forget about it as quickly as possible. When you stand at the beginning and your name is announced, it is very-very exciting. When you start to go down, there is nothing left to be afraid of.  

This is not the first Olympics for Huskova. She debuted at the Games 2014 in Sochi. Back then the International Ski Federation allocated 2 additional women's licenses to Belarus, but our Anna did not pass the qualification.  

At the opening of the 2018 Olympics Huskova said that she was "impressed by everything". This is something unusual, something you remember for your entire life. It was cool."  

On the eve of the Olympic final, the girl posted a status on social networks. These words reflect the vocation of the sportswoman: "The wind is the air that does not like peace."


Hanna Huskova loves tattoos. Her body is decorated with several of them. According to SPORT.TUT.BY, on her collarbone the freestyler wrote "Strive skywards" in Latin. 

As the girl notes, tattoos reveal her character and complement her.  

Hanna is also fond of fashion and photography.

Sporting career facts:

Born in 1992, Hanna started sporting career at 7, her father bringing her into freestyle skiing. Aged 15 she debuted at the European Cup, at 17 she first took part in a World Cup in Moscow. In 2012 she won her first silver, at the Youth World Championship.

Her Olympic debut was in 2014 in Sochi, but she took only 21st place.

She had to undergo a serious surgery: a metal implant had to be put into her knee.

2017/18 season was most successful season for Huskova so far: she won gold in the first World Cup in China, and after six stages took second place in the general classification. She was going to South Korea Olympics as the leader of the Belarus women's team.