Junior Worlds: Suter golden in Super-G, Kappaurer nails super combined victory
JASNA, SLOVAKIA – Corinne Suter of Switzerland raced to super-G gold on 3rd March 2014 outpacing the rest of the field by almost half a second. With +0.47 and +0.81 respectively Austria’s Stephanie Venier and Rosina Schneeberger had to settle for silver and bronze.
Suter’s victory was a logical sequence of her best season to date with three Europa Cup victories, a second and a third place. At the 2013 edition of the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Quebec (CAN), the 19-year-old already secured the silver medal in super-G.
“Because of my good results from the Europa Cup in addition to good training results from here, I was confident I could race to victory. I started my run with a positive gut feeling and didn’t put any pressure on myself”, the happy champion commented.
While Stephanie Venier scored her first podium result at the Junior Worlds, Rosina Schneeberger earned her second medal after bronze in the giant slalom.
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Kappaurer nails super combined victory
In the super combined following the super-G, Austria’s Elisabeth Kappaurer took the victory, a mere 0.03 seconds ahead of Sweden’s Lisa Blomqvist and 0.04 seconds in front of Germany’s Marina Wallner.
Starting with bib number 45, Kappaurer delivered a stunning super-G performance racing to fourth position followed by an outstanding slalom run where she secured the second best time.
“I was amazed by my super-G performance which I didn’t expect at all”, the 19-year-old said. “Things went great for me today. I was so happy when I finished the slalom in first position. I can’t believe it. This moment feels great!” she explained.
Kappaurer’s victory was well-deserved, as she landed in fourth place (super-G, GS) already twice during the Junior World Championships, barely missing out on a medal.
Coming from 11th position in the super-G, young tech specialist Lisa Blomqvist scored the fastest time in the slalom and earned silver for her performance after gold in the Nation’s Team Event a day before.
Marina Wallner now has a collection of three bronze medals with third places in the slalom, the Nation's Team Event and the super combined.
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