Kummer and Kosir victorious in second parallel slalom at Bad Gastein
Last season's Bad Gastein winner Patrizia Kummer (SUI) and Zan Kosir (SLO) have won the 2013 FIS World Cup season's second parallel slalom which was staged in Bad Gastein, Austria, today.
The Parallel World Cup defender was able to beat Austria's Julia Dujmovits in the women's final thus taking home her career's seventh World Cup win.
“I didn't feel that good yesterday, but today I was able to do everything I was hoping for. I went full speed without any mistakes. It's great to win like this,” said Kummer after the race.
The Swiss talent thus also goes into the upcoming World Championships with a superb confidence boost.
“It's helpful. I'm looking forward to this and will train as normal as always.”
Alena Boldykova (RUS) finished in third position by crossing the finish line ahead of team mate Alena Zavarzina in the small final.
Career's first for Kosir
On the men's side, Zan Kosir stepped up his game after having finished third in yesterday's race.
The Slovenian rider clinched his career's first by beating Roland Fischnaller (ITA) who took his second consecutive runner-up finish.
It took Kosir 67 starts to finally make it on top after having landed on the podium three times before.
However, he didn't really know what to think of this.
“For me, the race wasn't anything special. But if it's this what it takes to win, I know now what to do. Winning in front of such a crowd is a nice feeling.”
And also the best motivation for the upcoming worlds.
“With the World Championships ahead, I will train even more. I hope that it will end up like here in Bad Gastein.”
In the duel for rank three, Aaron March (ITA) had the upper hand over Vic Wild (RUS).
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