SHOT UP FROM SKIING DYNASTY WITH SPEED IN HIS DNA
His great cousin (Bernhard) a legendary slalom artist, the dad (Gotthard), an ex ski instructor World Champion, the mother (Anita, née Braunegger) a winner of the Topolino trophy, nearly the inofficial Junior World Cup. Then it’s no surprise that the young gun from the skiing family has speed in his DNA. Fabio Gstrein also managed to win the most prestigious children’s and youth races, which are a good indicator for a later career, in 2013 some 24 years after his mother. After this the Atomic youngster from Sölden raced to the top. The Austrian Ski Association (ÖSV) race director Puelacher brought the Atomic racer straight into the ÖSV young talent team after just one FIS year, something that was taboo up until then. At his third Junior World Cup race in February the 21 year old did justice to his premature laurels by bringing home Silver in the GS and Bronze in the Combined.