It's been a long road back to the top for Anna Holmlund, but with a combination of hard work, determination, and one of the best skill sets you will find on the Audi ski cross World Cup tour, she again found herself holding the crystal globe as the World Cup champion in 2015, four years after she last claimed that honour.
After her globe-winning 2010/11 season - in which she had five wins, six podiums, and a bronze at the Deer Valley world championships - she looked poised to dominate the ski cross World Cup for years to come. However, at the first event of 2011/12 she blew her knee in training for the event, missing the entirety of the season as she recovered.
Upon her return in 2012/13 and through much of 2013/14 it looked like the magic might have been lost for Holmlund, as she seemed less aggressive and far less confident than before her injury. However, an impressive bronze-medal performance at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games suggested their might still be some of the pre-injury form still to be found.
In 2014/15 Holmlund proved not only that she still had it, but that she could be even better than before. Claiming four victories (including three in a row to end the season), eight podiums, and top-five results in all but one event on the season on the way to the globe, in 2014/15 she proved that there's nothing sweeter than a good comeback story.
|1609625.01.2014||Ski Cross||Kreischberg||AUT||World Cup||13||200.00|
|1608817.01.2014||Ski Cross||Val Thorens||FRA||World Cup||13||200.00|
|1608716.01.2014||Ski Cross||Val Thorens||FRA||World Cup||17||140.00|
|1608615.01.2014||Ski Cross||Val Thorens||FRA||Qualification||15||8.00|
|1606222.12.2013||Ski Cross||Innichen/San Candido||ITA||World Cup||9||290.00|
|1606121.12.2013||Ski Cross||Innichen/San Candido||ITA||World Cup||3||600.00|
|1606020.12.2013||Ski Cross||Innichen/San Candido||ITA||Qualification||18||6.50|