Karstens and Kober female snowboard 'Athlete of the Year 2014' in Germany
German raceboarders Anke Karstens and Amelie Kober have been decorated with the 'Athlete of the Year 2014' award by their national federation.
Snowboard Germany honoured the two female alpine snowboarders for their Olympic performance when both secured the best Olympic result of the young association which exists since eleven years now.
Karstens brought home Silver from the Parallel Slalom event in Sochi while her teammate and good friend Kober shared the podium with her claiming Bronze.
“We had to dignify Karstens. When an athlete wins Silver at the most important event in the world, there is now way to not do so. And as Amelie beard all the pain of her elbow injury suffered in the PGS event three days before, we decided to also honour her performance and Bronze,” said SNBGER president Prof. Michael Hölz.