dec. 12, 2011
WEGER’S WAY TO WORLD'S ELITE
Young, fast, dead on target. Benjamin Weger, 22, Swiss. Profession: Biathlete, trusting the Atomic Featherlight, one of the lightest skis ever used in the Nordic World Cup. This weekend in Hochfilzen he made his way to the world’s elite. Third in sprint, third in pursuit, only 4.9 seconds away from his first world cup victory – overall fifth in Biathlon World Cup!
Weger’s way to the world’s elite – the result of enthusiasm, performance and innovation! It is no coincidence that Benjamin Weger is an ATOMIC athlete. The athlete from Valais gained a Junior European Championships bronze medal and a Junior World Championships silver medal. In 2010, he decided to take a break from his studies and to fully focus on biathlon. His success, the result of his compassion: three World Cup podium places so far, two of them in Hochfilzen. “You don’t succeed like this every day“, Weger was very happy and promised, “I keep on working, because there is nothing better than pushing myself to my limits and getting over them. ATOMIC helps me doing so with the ingenious Featherlight construction.“
THE SECRET OF THE FEATHERLIGHT CONSTRUCTION
The ATOMIC athletes Dominik Landertinger, Christoph Sumann and Benjamin Weger achieved a total of 6 top-7 results in Östersund and Hochfilzen. ATOMIC Nordic Director Roman Toferer is satisfied, “Every single test kilometer for the new Featherlight generation has paid off. The secrets of the construction are thousands of little combs of Nomex, a super-light and yet extremely resistant plastic material.“ The Featherlight story will continue this week at World Cup part 2 in Hochfilzen.