FIS’ official timekeeper for the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Longines, was proud to present the winners of the prestigious downhill race in Wengen (SUI) with specially-engraved timepieces in recognition of their outstanding performances.
Winner Beat Feuz (SUI), second-place Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR), Longines Ambassador of Elegance, and third-place Matthias Mayer (AUT), were presented with the Official Watch of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup season 2017/18, the Conquest V.H.P. Very High Precision. The watch represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance.
Successful day for FIS Athletes’ Commission
From a performance perspective, Saturday, 13th January 2018 was a strong day for the members of the FIS Athletes' Commission.
Freestyle representative Alex Fiva won the ski cross race in Idre Fjall (SWE), while Ski Jumping rep Andreas Stjernen flew to his first individual FIS World Cup victory at the ski flying competitions in Kulm (AUT).
Alpine representative Hannes Reichelt (AUT) finished fourth in the downhill in Wengen (SUI), only missing the podium by 0.10 seconds.
To find out more about the FIS Athletes' Commission, visit here.
Historic podium for India in Alpine Skiing
Indian alpine skier Aanchal Thakur wrote history by achieving the first Alpine Skiing podium result in history for the nation taking third place in slalom at the recent FIS race in Erzurum (TUR) on 9th January 2018.
The 21-year-old skier from Buruwa village near Manali achieved the first Alpine Skiing podium result in history for the Indian nation and Aanchal Thakur was accorded a warm welcome to celebrate her achievement when she returned to Manali on 14th January 2018. The festive gathering was attended by a large number of locals and representatives of local authorities.
She said her next goal was to make it to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games in China.
Read the full article here.
New Skadi app turns ski slope into game
The Skadi app offers tailor made audio guidance for users at the ski resort of their choice worldwide. The multi-language app, which has an exclusive partnership with FIS, picks the best routes for skiers’ abilities. However, the app offers more than navigation, tracking and safaris. It also turns ski slopes into a game thanks to augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Users can use the piste map to collect crystals or hunt ibex on their journey.
Skadi is currently available in more than 50 resorts around the world, including the most famous resorts in the Alps, with further ones to be added.
For more information about the benefits of Skadi and an explanation video visit: www.skadi.guide
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Philippe Marquis versus Marc-Antoine Gagnon
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