30TH TIME IS A CHARM. ATOMIC SLALOM QUEEN GOT BACK TO WHERE SHE ENDED LAST SEASON. SHE SHOWED BRILLIANCE IN HER SLALOM PERFORMANCE – WORLD CUP VICTORY NUMBER 30, THE 28TH IN SLALOM. SHE WON BY 1,19 SECONDS. THE PERFORMANCE OF THE ATOMIC D2 RACE UNIT IN ASPEN IN FIGURES: 4 LADIES PLACES AMONG THE TOP 9, AMONG THEM MIKAELA SHIFFRIN, A 16-YEAR-OLD US WORLD CUP DEBUTANT.
“You cannot force it. But by letting go, things work out themselves. And this makes skiing fun“, this is how Marlies Schild explains the phenomenon Marlies Schild. Question: How does someone who is already this good get even better? Schild’s reply, “Be excited about what you do, work a lot and have a team that shares your enthusiasm.“ The ATOMIC enthusiasm quickens Schild and her team. ATOMIC Racing Director Rudi Huber, “There a new components in the setup that are now used in the World Cup. Such top performances like the one by Marlies Schild prove that this is the right way to go.“
Not only 30-year-old Schild shows that everything is possible with the new ATOMIC setup. Only 16-year-old US American Mikaela Shiffrin took part in her first World Cup slalom and finished 8th. The girl from Vail is current US slalom champion and won the bronze medal at the Junior World Championships in Crans Montana.
JOACHIM PUCHNER TWICE IN THE TOP 10
At the kick-off of the speed races in Lake Louise, Joachim Puchner reconfirmed last year’s top results by ranking 8th in downhill and 7th in super-G. The 24-year-old from Salzburg has reached World Cup elite. World champion Erik Guay, who was thrown back in his preparations by a herniated disk, was happy about rank 6 in super-G, “I am really glad that my back is doing so good.“