Ofterschwang / Slalom: Mielzynski 1st, Stiegler 2nd!

04/Mar/2012

Ofterschwang / Slalom: Mielzynski 1st, Stiegler 2nd!

Riders in this news :  Resi STIEGLER

 

Erin Mielzynskitook away the slalom of Ofterschwang on Sunday! Fifth of the first leg, the Canadian created the surprise. Her best result in the World Cup being two 13th places in Arber-Zwiesel and Courchevel in 2011. The young skier is the first Canadian to gain a victory in this discipline since 1971!

I knew today would be a special day because the snow was so different. The hill was prepared very, very well. Today has been surreal. I’ve struggled a bit on the way, especially with my confidence to find who I am as a skier. I came into today and I believed. I just tried to ski like I do in training. It’s an amazing day, I don’t have words to describe it yet … maybe tonight the words will come”, said Erin after the race.

Other surprise on the second step: the presence of Resi Stiegler who signs the first podium of her career! The protected of Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Vonn made a huge performance on the German slope with her number 35. She had signed a 4th place in Are in 2006 and in Reiteralm in 2007 before injuring herself seriously.

I have to say thanks to my whole team. They’ve always been there for me for all my years of being down. I had a good day yesterday – it was my first second run since my crash in 2007. I’ve had nine or 10 surgeries since then. Coming back and trying to ski, everyone keeps getting faster you just don’t know if it’s gonna happen sometimes. But today gave me a lot of hope”, explained Resi.

Both skiers of the Team Rossignol end before Marlies Schild who is already assured to take away the small globe of the slalom. Note Marie- Michele Gagnon's excellent 5th place, the best result of her career in slalom.

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