Women’s monobob: a winter sports revolution
We at Cibdol are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the rising star of the monobob, Karlien Sleper. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s find out more about this revolutionary winter sport, and how it’s taking bobsleighing to the next level.
If you’ve never heard of the monobob, you don’t know what you’re missing. It is a discipline that made its debut at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games and consists of a single individual driving a sled with an exclusive design. But the main difference between the monobob and the group modality is that all the participants use the same bobsleigh design.
This means that the differences between the first, second and third place are due solely to the athletes. It all depends on your skills and determination to get around the circuit in the shortest time possible, not on the advantages that a superior aerodynamic design offers. The use of identical monobobs tests the abilities of these athletes, and allows women from all over the world to participate.
A rising star of the monobob
A Dutch athlete who is sweeping the monobob modality is Karlien Sleper, who not only wins medals, but also breaks records. Thanks to her experience in track and field events, Karlien is used to the pressure of competition. Even so, her recent victories are truly extraordinary, and she continues to prove that she is an unstoppable force on the bobsleigh track.
Karlien’s most recent success took place in Park City, United States, where she was declared the winner of the fourth and fifth tests of the 2019/2020 IBSF women’s monobob series. But she didn’t just win the event, she also set the current monobob record, finishing the first race in a mind-blowing 54.47 seconds, 1.18 seconds less than her closest rival.
Take a look at the Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of Karlien, and you will understand why his victories should not surprise us. In all of them there are photos and videos of his training, both inside and outside the bobsleigh track. Since the success of the monobob depends primarily on the athlete, a good recovery is essential to be able to cope with the demands of this fast-paced sport, and this is where Cibdol comes into play.
Photo: Jürg Röthlisberger
At Cibdol we are extremely proud to sponsor Karlien’s sporting career
Karlien’s sponsorship was a very simple decision. Not only is she one of the pioneers of the monobob circuit, she also flies the flag for women athletes around the world. With this partnership, we will work together to bring visibility to this amazing sport and her athletes, and our gold grade CBD will help Karlien through her intense training schedule. We look forward to what the future holds.
And speaking of the future, two of the next eight women’s monobob competitions will take place in March, with the final in April. And as if this weren’t exciting enough, the women’s monobob is already on the program for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Following its debut, there is no doubt that this competition will attract plenty of fans excited to see their favorite athletes in the international arena.
To succeed in the monobob, it takes courage, determination and self-confidence, values we share. We are immensely honored and grateful for the trust Karlien has placed in Cibdol, and we look forward to seeing what the future of monobob competitions brings us.