After a very successful season in the Big Air Freeski from an Austrian point of view, the best free skiers in the world are preparing For the upcoming Slopestyle World Cup in the USA: January 7-8, 2022, the Freeski World Cup will be held in Mammoth Mountain (USA). Among the top athletes, a strong Austrian team is also hoping to get more POIs in FIS.
In addition to a very strong international field of participants, the ÖSV Freeski team is represented by five of the best free skaters in the country. The elite women’s free skating team was mixed by Stubai finalist Laura Wallner (Stubay, T). “Overall, I’m doing really well, but the tension with regards to the Olympics is clearly noticeable. It’s now the last spur for me, and I hope to be in the games!” said Wallner. In consultation with the ÖSV supervisor team, Tyrolean Lara Wolf decided to focus and focus on intensive preparation for the Olympic Games. “I stayed home from the US because I want to take the time now to get my stunt ready for the Olympics. This is important in Beijing and now I need time to train for myself,” said Wolff.
In the men’s category, top Austrian Tyrolean Hans Rudiger (Kappl, TE) and Lukas Müller (Salvelden, S) of Salzburg, who have returned from an injury, are leading. “Unfortunately, my shoulder still gives me problems,” said the Salzburg man, “but it was important for me to get back into the competition.” But Vice Junior World Champion Daniel Basher (Stubay, T) is also ready for his first World Cup of the 2021/22 season. After a long heel bruise suffered by Bacher in the fall, he’s finally back to show what he’s made of. “I’m doing really well again and I’m glad I’m finally back at the start!” The young Tyrolean His teammate Samuel Baumgartner (Hinterstoder, Upper Austria) will do everything in his power to qualify for the Top 10 Final.
Two-time Big Air winner Mate Svanser (Kapron, S.) also decided not to take a trip to the United States. Because Svancer will also use the time to prepare extensively for the Olympic Games. “After I got my Olympic ticket, we have decided that I will not travel with you to Mammoth. I can now use the time the team was in the US to go to training and make up for the many hours I missed from school. January will be very busy again after the World Cup Finals. the world, like the X Games before the Olympics,” Svanser said.
But not only does Mammoth have downhill action to offer this week, the world’s elite half-pipe will also gather in the US from January 6-7. ÖSV is represented by World Cup organizer Marco Ladner (Ischgl, T). “After the opening game of the World Cup in Calgary with 17th and 20th places, I am happy to be here at Mammoth
Ladner said, “I step on the gas pedal again and show my best skiing.
ÖSV Slopestyle World Cup squad in Mammoth Mnt. (United States of America):
Women (1): Laura Wallner (T)
Men (4): Samuel Baumgartner (Upper Austria), Daniel Bacher (T), Lukas Muller (S), Hans Rüdiger (T)
ÖSV World Cup Halfpipe squad in Mammoth Mnt. (United States of America):
Men (1): Marco Ladner (T)
The slopestyle finals will be broadcast on ORF Sport+ on January 8th from 9.48pm.
Slopestyle (subject to change):
Friday, 07.01. Rehabilitation of women and men
Saturday, January 8 Women’s and Men’s Finals | ORF Sport + from 9.45 pm.
Halfpipe (subject to change):
Friday January 6th Qualification for women and men
Saturday 7 January Women’s and Men’s Finals
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