Swiss Alpine Championships 2018

04 April 2018 09:38
Priska Nufer at Davos
Priska Nufer at Davos -
Agence Zoom

The season is not over for the Swiss ski racers, as their National Championships started yesterday with the speed events in Davos.

Priska Nufer started off with a win and her first national champion title. The 26 year old speed specialist cracked the Top 10 in the World Cup this season, with an 8th place in the downhill in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee and a 10th place at home in Crans-Montana for the alpine combined. She finishes the downhill in Davos ahead of St-Moritz super-g winner Jamine Flury.

On the men’s side on Wednesday, the downhill title went to Marco Odermatt. The five-times Junior World Champion (twice in GS, once in AC, SG and DH), who scored his personal best (11th) in the super-g in Are at the World Cup Finals and finished 5th of the Overall ranking of the European Cup, grabbed his first Swiss Champion title ahead of Urs Kryenbuehl and Stefan Rogentin.

The races on Friday concluded the first part of the National Championships in Davos with both super-gs. Nathalie Groebli, who made her debut on the World Cup this season with a 25th and 20th place in the alpine combineds respectively in Lenzerheide and Crans-Montana, snagged her first Swiss champion title. On the same day, Marco Odermatt stroke again and walks away with his second National Champion title after the downhill on Wednesday.

On Saturday, the ladies kicked off the tech part of their national championships in Meiringen with the giant slalom. Olympic medalist Wendy Holdener was the fastest and took her second Swiss champion title in giant slalom, her eighth in career.

Another chance came up for Wendy Holdener on the next day, with the slalom. She won the National title in that discipline as well, making it 9 Swiss Champion titles in total, with only 24 years. The two meters tall and double Olympic medalist Ramon Zenhaeusern finished his brilliant season with a win and claims his first gold medal at the Swiss Championships.

The very last race of the national championships in Meiringen had to be cancelled due to the wind, so no men's athlete will be crowned Swiss champion in the giant slalom this season.