Feb 27, 2014
GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE: 11 OLYMPIC MEDALS FOR THE ATOMIC STARS
The great moments in Sochi: triple podium for Redster ladies Mikaela Shiffrin, Marlies Schild and Kathrin Zettel in Slalom. Marcel Hirscher’s second run to catch up – Slalom Silver after 9th place in the first run. Medalists of the Nordic team: Claudia Nystad, Dominik Landertinger and Christoph Sumann. And also the Atomic freestyle skiers had a successful Olympic premiere: Silver medals for Gus Kenworthy and Mike Riddle as well as Bronze for Ayana Onozuka.
Four slalom medals within only 24 hours for Atomic: Mikaela Shiffrin, not even 18 years old yet, is the youngest Olympic slalom champion of all time; by winning the gold medal at last year’s World Ski Championships and the slalom World Cup, she has already achieved the greatest dreams of athletes in slalom. Marlies Schild won the silver medal; this was her fourth Olympic medal on Atomic material. Kathrin Zettel took the bronze medal – the Redster SL triple podium was perfect at the Olympics.
With a sensational second run to catch up (from 9th place) in the Olympic slalom Marcel Hirscher won the silver medal in Sochi; this was his first Olympic medal. He used his ICON series; these are the slalom skis he developed last year together with Atomic R & D and on which he won the gold medal at last year’s World Ski Championships and the crystal globe.
SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF THE ATOMIC NORDIC TEAM
Dominik Landertinger won the silver medal in biathlon sprint on the first Olympic day. And, on the last day, he took the bronze medal with the Austrian relay, among others, with Atomic teammate Christoph Sumann. Claudia Nystad won the bronze medal with the German cross-country ladies; with a total of six Olympic medals she is the most successful Olympic athlete of the Atomic team.
THREE MEDALS FOR ATOMIC AT THE FREESTYLE SKIING PREMIERE
The freestyle skiing competitions enriched the Olympic program – with medal winners on equipment from Altenmarkt: Atomic freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy (USA) won silver in slopestyle, the Canadian Mike Riddle in halfpipe.
Japanese freestyle skier Ayana Onozuka took the bronze medal in ladies’ halfpipe; Atomic athletes won a total of 11 medals in Sochi.