Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Anna Veith Retires. Thank You For All The Great Moments You Have Given Us

Last Saturday Olympic champion and overall World Cup winner Anna Veith announced her retirement from professional skiing. She has won everything there is to win in skiing.
The 30-year-old officially put an end to a career that included 15 World Cup wins, three world titles, and three Olympic medals, including women's Super-G gold at Sochi 2014. Some former Alpine Ski stars paid their own tribute to the Austrian skier.
"I have lived my childhood dream and now is the right time for me to take a step back (...) I am delighted to be able to end my career in a happy and successful place", said Anna Veith, who currently holds the title as Austria’s most successful ski racer.
"Until now I was able to call ski racing my job. I have never done anything else or loved anything as much. The smell of fresh snow. Early mornings spent on the glacier. The Team. These are all things I will miss dearly. I don’t know what’s next yet, but I look forward to finding out", she said.

 

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Relive Hirscher Outstanding Victory at 2015 Garmisch Giant Slalom



Marcel Hirscher’s runs were all anyone could talk about after the 2015 Giant Slalom race on the Kandahar. After dominating the first run and clocking a time 1.99 seconds faster than everyone else’s, Hirscher was far from done for the day. He entered the second run as if the massive gap didn’t exist, attacking every turn of the rutty course and won his 30th World Cup race with a massive 3.28 seconds advantage. The 3.28 seconds margin turned out to be the third biggest in World Cup history, the first two belong to the legendary Ingemar Stenmark. Marcel Hirscher won the race in front of Felix Neureuther and Benjamin Raich.