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On the ice: ÖSV looks forward to Bad Gastein

The men celebrated a quadruple victory in 2022 led by Arvid Onyer, Onyer also won the team competition with Julia Dujmovits, and Daniela Olping won the women’s competition. “Not only was I happy to be back here because of the two successes I had last year, but also because the races in Bad Gastein hold a great deal of fascination for me,” said Onyer.

Not only because of the home advantage, but also because of the lit individual race, Bad Gastein is “one of the highlights of our calendar” for him. This year, after the CoV ban, there will be spectators again. The ÖSV team had already run some training laps on Buchebenhang, conditions at times being smooth and challenging.

Confidence in skaters

Austria’s snowboard team starts with great confidence at the home World Cup in Bad Gastein.

Prommegger with preparation problems

However, Andreas Brummiger had to limit his training because the World Cup captain caught a bad flu over Christmas. “I lay in bed for six days with a high fever that made me very weak. I only got back on the board at the beginning of last week and slowly increased the load. Fortunately, I’m back on a very good level now, and the special atmosphere in Bad Gastein will give me an extra boost,” Bromeiger hopes. , who celebrated his 22nd World Cup singles victory in Carezza in December at the age of 42.

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After the flu, Bromeger is hoping for a strong home run

Olping, who had already celebrated four World Cup victories in Bad Gastein, was also ill just before Christmas. “Everything is fine again, that’s what the training showed me last week,” said the bronze medalist at the Olympic Games in Beijing. Of course, she also loves to come to Bad Gastein because of its proven track record. “I not only celebrated four victories in Bad Gastein, but also my World Cup debut (January 2015, note). I feel very comfortable on this difficult slope, and the atmosphere with the floodlights is really cool.”

“The starting piece has it all”

Sabine Schoffmann, who won the season opener in the parallel slalom, has already achieved two team successes with partner Alexander Beyer and three third places in singles (2016, 2017, 2019). “The steep starting section in Bad Gastein in particular is difficult. Having made a perfect start to the slalom season in Winterberg with a win, I am also aiming for a good result here,” said Schoffmann.

With Martina Anckel, Carmen Caines, Jessica Bischelcastner and Miriam Weiss for women and Christophe Karner and Julian Treffler for men, six young men are also gaining experience. For Ankiel, Keynes, Pichelcastner and Treffler, this is a first World Cup event.

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