Michelle Jessen entered the interview teary-eyed after finishing fourth in the night slalom in Flachau. It is a pure relief to have another great result.
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- Michelle Jessen came in a strong fourth in the night slalom in Flachau, despite a stick slipping out of her hand at one point.
- “What was missing last season is now working again,” says a teary-eyed Giesen after the race. “This fourth place is incredibly emotional.”
- In this format, the all-rounder is likely to produce one or two top results this winter.
Michelle Gissen narrowly misses out on her second podium place of the season in the night slalom in Flachau. After the chaos of last season, this is a balm for the weary soul.
“That fourth place is incredibly emotional. I lost the baton and I'm still keeping up with the best. I don't know what to say, the emotions are just starting to come out,” says Gissin in an interview with SRF. Moreover: “That was one of the most acrobatic performances Which I ever offered. The fact that I was able to achieve it this way makes me proud. “What was missing last season is now working again.”
The night slalom in Flachau is Giessen's 20th race of the season, and her form is enviable. The overall character shows that she has once again become a force to be reckoned with everywhere. At the weekend she finished eighth in the downhill and fifth in the second Super-G race in Zuschensee.
In Flachau, Jessen faces a difficult test. She has to deal with the first round with a starting number below level 16 and in the second round the ski pole slips out of her right hand, but she somehow manages to catch it again.
She will probably lose the 27 hundredths she lacks to finish on the podium. But it didn't look like Jessen was mourning his lost podium on Tuesday evening. Instead, she is happy that she has consistently placed in the top 10 in her last five slalom races, and has even made the top six four times.
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