Patrizia Kummer truly is what you can call the most dominating racer of the FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup tour of the past years.
It all began with her 2009 World Championships Bronze medal in the parallel giant slalom, the discipline which always had been the second best right behind of her favourite parallel slalom.
It seemed that those special honours cut her Gordon knot of years of more or less disappointing World Cup races when she also was standing in the shadow of her more successful team mate Fraenzi Maegert-Kohli.
However, it still took the Mühlebach resident, who started to snowboard at the age of eleven and to compete just one year later, some more 18 months to bring everything together, her speed, her technique and her ability to focus, and tie on to the Sungwoo World Champs on the World Cup circuit.
In Limone Piemonte, Italy (Dec 2010) the member of the national team squad clinched her career's first podium as well as World Cup victory.
The next winter, she finally got started with some real business.
Kummer claimed five victories in the 2011/2012 season and also added a second rank finish at the season's finals to her belt thus also celebrating her career's first Crystal Globes clinching the Parallel Overall World Cup title.
The 2013 winter brought two more Crystal Globes (PSL and PAR Overall) due to another consistent season with six top 5 finishes in seven races including a full set of medals - plus PSL Silver at the 2013 World Championships in Stoneham, Canada.
And in contrary to many other, Kummer, who always takes it from day to day, was once again able to keep the momentum.
In the 2014 season she not only repeated the World Cup titles in the PSL and Alpine Snowboard Overall World Cup but also added the PGS Crystal Globe to her impressive collection - plus the most shining bling bling an athlete can possibly earn: PGS gold at her first Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014.