FEB 26, 2018
Whilst the successful Alpine and Nordic Olympic heroes from the Atomic team have just returned with lots of precious metals in their luggage, the countdown has started for the stars in the Redster Paralympics team for Pyeongchang from 9th to 18th March. Five atomic athletes are competing in Korea for Gold, Silver and Bronze: Claudia Lösch, Heike Eder, Thomas Grochar, Roman Rabl and Markus Gfatterhofer are ready as the new Atomic training video impressively shows. For the video shoot the Redster Paralympics racers also met their most famous team colleagues, even the new double Olympic winner Marcel Hirscher. He said “My team colleagues are courageous and in best form."
“I admire their determination, commitment and their professionalism. That is not about, getting up, getting dressed and training, as we know it. Each time it’s a huge effort. And then to see how they compete, how they work meticulously and attack, when it’s right, my heart really goes out to them every time: unbelievably great athletes and racers.”
The top stars, alongside the named five Paralympics starters, Christoph Schneider and Andreas Kurz also belong to the Redster unit as Paralympics racers. Every one of them has roughly 10 pairs of skis per discipline in their luggage, which for the participants in the mono ski competitions equals 20 individual skis they have to choose from. All of the racers in the Atomic team have chances of medals at the Paralympics, thanks to their top places in the World Cup and in the World Championships in 2017. Claudia Lösch won Gold twice, Silver twice, Bronze once; Roman Rabl and Thomas Grochar are also travelling to Korea as the World Cup winners in the technical disciplines. Markus Gfatterhofer, the former motocross rider and present mono ski GS specialist, now also wants to extend his collection of medals in Pyeongchang after his World Championship Bronze.
TRAINING WITH MARCEL HIRSCHER ON THE REITERALM, SCHLADMING
Before the Olympic Games there was a coincidental meeting with a prominent team colleague at the video shoot for the Redster Paralympics team: double Olympic winner Marcel Hirscher, found that “all of them were courageous and in best form”. If that’s not a good sign for the Paralympics!