Patrizia Kummer truly is what you can call the rising star 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 52 more or less disappointing World Cup races being also overshadowed by 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, 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.
As the Swiss powerhouse also underlined her strength at the 2013 World Championships in Stoneham, Canada, with Silver in the PSL event, Kummer is for sure someone to watch out for in the 2014 World Cup Winter and at her career's first Olympics.