THE HUNTER FROM WOLFENSCHIESSEN IS DREAMING OF OLYMPIC GOLD
Word games with names are rarely funny. But you can’t get by with Semyel: If you look at his training videos on Facebook and see how he accelerates out of every GS turn on the limit, then you automatically think: “Really competitive!” Where does he get that from? Semyel Bissig has been training on skis with his mum since he tried to walk. And doesn’t have any ambitions to change that: a crystal clear goal for his further career. FIS podium: check. Junior World Championships podium: Double check. European Cup podium: to come. If all goes according to his plans, the World Cup shouldn’t be the end of the line. How does the Swiss man from Wolfenschiessen, with hunting instinct (not only in ski racing but also in the woods), see his future? “As an Olympic winner”. We like that: great words spoken calmly. With Marcel Hirscher, Semyel’s got his big idol in his same racing team. How would he describe himself in three words? “Ambitious, strong and small (172.5 cm).“ This would also suit his great idol. And he’s nine years younger than Marcel. Time for him to build up something great.