A WINNING SMILE: THE BEST WOMAN SLALOM SKIER OF ALL TIMES AND HER BIG FAREWELL TOUR
As she waits in the starting gates, Marlies Schild looks almost as if she is stepping out from a beauty treatment. Usually smiling, and with no trace of tension on her face. Even her powerful style appears completely effortless. Thirty-five World Cup wins, four slalom globes, World Champion: only her Atomic colleague Mikaela Schiffrin comes anywhere close in terms of statistics. The all-time best is a top-class athlete who is confidently carving out both sporting success and private happiness with Benni Raich under the public eye. We look forward to her farewell tour in this winter's World Championships.