Dujmovits and Walder Austrian PGS Champions
Julia Dujmovits and Ingemar Walder have crowned themselves national parallel giant slalom champions in St. Gallenkirch, yesterday.
Dujmovits, the #3 of the Parallel World Cup ranking, edged off Carinthian trio Ina Meschik, Sabine Schoeffmann and Tanja Brugger to the second thru fourth spot respectively and thus clinched her title three-peat.
Dujmovits had already won in Gerlitzen (2010) and Radstadt (2011).
On the men's side, Walder beat Alexander Payer in the finals while Anton Unterkofler, who had lost the small final against German Alexander Bergmann, finished third in the national ranking.
Walder thus celebrated his career's second PGS title after having won Gold in 2006 (Bad Gastein).
Bad luck for Brugger and Grabner
While six riders celebrated their podium finishes, two others had to check in the hospital.
Tanja Brugger seemed to have an injury of the intra-articular ligament while Siegfried Grabner's ACL might got injured during the competition.
Austria's top race boarder Andreas Prommegger, who had secured the Parallel Crystal Globe this season, missed the PGS race due to some sponsor obligations but is expected to start today in the PSL.
Benjamin Karl won't compete at all as he still has to take a break because of an injury of his left hand.