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End-of-season endurance test Austrian Olympic Committee

Thursday, March 21, 2024

The end of the ski season will be a test of endurance! The World Cup will conclude with two races at Idre Fjäll on Friday and Saturday. At an altitude of 1,145 metres, the track in Sweden is not only one of the longest in the ski cross circus, but it also has a very demanding run as an eye-catching feature.

In the first practice session on Wednesday, the men's best time was around 1:15 minutes. “In the first run the track was still very slow, and in the second the speed was a little higher. “We assume that it will now become faster from run to run,” said Lower Austrian Johannes Ojeski, who finished fifth, the best Austrian, in the race. World Cup in Vessonaz (Switzerland) last Saturday.

“Idre Fjäll represents a special challenge every time – especially this year after an already very long season. However, it is important to mobilize all “We are strong again and put in good performances.”

ORF SPORT+ will broadcast the Ski Cross World Cup in Idre Fjäll (Sweden) live on Friday 22 March 2024 from 12:25pm and on Saturday 23 March 2024 from 11:55am.

The women's team is like a hospital

However, Austria is not represented in the women's category, because after the failures of Sonja Giegler (knee) and Katrin Offner (ankle), Christina Vodermayer also ended the season early. The top Austrian has been suffering from problems with her left hip for a long time and will therefore undergo surgery on Friday with Dr. Brehm. Markus Reichkindler undergoes surgery at Schwaz Hospital.

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Tatiana Miklau, who recently celebrated three consecutive European Cup victories, suffered a serious setback. Styria fell on Wednesday while practicing for the first of two races as part of the European Cup Final on the Rieteralm and suffered a torn cruciate ligament in her left knee and a fracture in her left ankle. McCullough, who regained her old strength this season after suffering a fracture in her tibia and fibula in February 2021, will be examined by Dr. Bernd Heller works in Radstadt.

The best results from an Austrian point of view in the first competition on the Reiteralm were achieved by Leonie Losnig from Vorarlberg in fifth place among women and Moritz Opetnik from Carinthia in sixth place among men.