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After the World Cup challenge, the red, white and red freestyle skaters were able to gain valuable experience in Mammoth (USA). From January 6 to 9, 2022 It hosted the Friski World Cup in the Slopestyle and Halfpipe disciplines at Mammoth Mountain (USA). The Austrian Freeski team was represented in both areas by a total of 6 athletes.

Marco Ladner (T) specialist in the red, white and red (T) half-pipe, like many of his competitors, suffered from the mammoth’s poor weather conditions. “The strong winds made it very difficult to show the planned tricks. In my first run, I landed too far in the tube due to gusts of wind, which hurt my knee and we decided to skip the second round.” In the end, the Tyrolean finished 22nd with 60.66 points.

In addition to the very strong international field of participants, the ÖSV Freeski team was represented by five of the best downhills in the country. Tyrolean Laura Wallner ranked 14th under the toughest conditions and once again managed to score in the top 15. “The conditions weren’t easy, the strong winds were a really big challenge. I’m glad I was able to collect some points to get one step closer to the Olympic goal,” Wallner said. In the men’s category, Samuel Baumgartner (Upper Austria) had the Austrian best result with a score of 22. The injured men’s duo around Lukas Muller of Salzburg and Hans Rüdiger of Tyrol also had to contend with difficult conditions and their physical ailments. Thus, Hannes Rudiger, who still has knee problems, finished 27th. Muller had to simplify his race due to his constant shoulder problems and ended up in 33rd place. First World Cup appearance for the 2021/22 season. After a long heel injury he suffered Embarked in the fall, he finally made a comeback and was able to take his first steps in the World Cup Circus ranked 28th.

Tyrolean Lara Wolf and Salzburg Matej Svancer, in consultation with the ÖSV support team, decided to focus and focus on intense preparation for the Olympics and not start at Mammoth.

The red, white and red skaters are now flying straight to France for the last World Cup competition before the Olympics. From January 14-16, 2022, the last Olympic portion-related downhill races will be held at Font-Romeu (FRA). For this purpose, Lara Wolf (T) will be joining the World Cup team again. On the other hand, Matty Svanser (S) will be on his way to Aspen from January 16 for the X Games, and therefore will not initially be in Font Romeu.

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