Austria / Alpine Race
date of birth
October 13, 1992
Slalom, Giant Slalom
ASIA‘S COLORADO A CHANCE FOR THE REDSTER-ROOKIES
The condition of the snow on the Olympic slopes makes the hearts of some Redster-racers leap for joy: „This dry, aggressive snow here reminds me a lot of the one in Colorado“, means Christian Höflehner. „And there Travis Ganong, whose bone bruise in the knee unfortunately is acute again, finished runner-up in the World Championships. Peter Fill also gets along really well and Aleksander Kilde is capable of anything.“ Behind the Atomic-Stars of today a terrific „next generation“ is ready to take Korea by storm in two year’s time. Manuel Feller with his swift legs might do it even in Gangnam style. Further on attention should be paid to slalom whiz kid Marco Schwarz, Andreas Sander, who equaled his all time-high in the Super-G with a 10th place finish in Jeongseon, Kostelic-heir Filip Zubcic (two Top-15’s this season in the GS), the Swiss hopefuls Thomas Tumler and Mauro Caviezel, the Austrian insider tips Mario Karelly and Daniel Danklmaier, the slalom shooting stars Katharina Huber and Katharina Gallhuber as well as their speed counterparts Mirjam Puchner and Stephanie Venier (with her 12th place finish in the Super-G of Garmisch on Sunday she managed her 5th Top-15 position this winter). And last but not least Ester Ledecka, who is aiming for history in Korea. The 20-year-old Snowboard-World Champion from the Czech Republic wants to battle for medals in both worlds (Snowboard and Alpine skiing). Her first attempts in the al-pine World Cup circuit looked promising last weekend in Garmisch: 24th in the downhill and 25th in the Super-G.