Rabea Grand goes her own way

18 May 2010 08:35

Rabea Grand (25) decided to do her own thing as she is getting ready for the next season. According to the Internet portal "Skionline", the Swiss skier from the Valais will train on her own and separately from the Swiss Team this summer.

Grand's best World Cup result was a forth place in the Super Combined race in Tarvisio, ITA in 2009. However, the slalom and combined specialist never really came up to speed in the World Cup in the past winter season and failed to qualify for the Olympic Games. She even cherished thoughts of withdrawal after the season.

Instead she decided to approach the next season differently. She will be managed by Hans-Ueli Bösch in the pre-season phase. The personal coach from Toggenburg has previously worked with Sonja Nef and prior to that worked as an assistant coach for Swiss-Ski where he already successfully coached Rabea Grand.