VICE WORLD CHAMPION TINA: HER MERIT AS A "DEVELOPMENT AID"
A historic day - Tina had broken her wrist joint at the Giant Slalom in Kronplatz two weeks ago. "The hands are needed for skiing, but not so badly", the vice world champion grinned in the goal. Service man Rudi Berger was also beaming all over his face. "The material has worked very well," says Atomic Race Director Christian Höflehner, who praises his Speed poster child: "Tina is not only our main driving force but also our material developer for the Speed range. Three or four years ago, she was our only top 20 athlete in this discipline, today we have four. This is also her merit. It’s possible that she will realize something in St. Moritz. She appears to be really relaxed"
With Stephanie Venier, another Redster pilot showed her class, two major mistakes caused her to only achieve rank 7. Christian Höflehner: "She did everything right and fully attacked. Unfortunately, it didn’t work in two bends." Sofia Goggia, who has been in the lead for the last time, had to settle for 10th place. "I was nervous for the first time this season, but I will learn from this experience for my future tasks."
The 44th Alpine Ski World Championship will continue on Wednesday with the men's Super-G.