PE in alpine snowboarding – won by Król, Kwiatkowski and Austrians
Aleksandra Król and Oskar Kwiatkowski and the Austrians Martina Ankele and Christoph Karner won the European Cup competition in the parallel giant slalom. Over 60 competitors from 11 countries took part in Suche near Poronin.
On Saturday, Aleksandra Król (F2 Dawidek Team), Ukrainian Annamari Dancha and Weronika Dawidek (F2 Dawidek Team) stood on the podium, and among the men were Oskar Kwiatkowski (AZS Zakopane), Austrian Aron Juritz and Michał Nowaczyk (AZS Zakopane).
The world champion and bronze medalist of this year’s world championship from Georgian Bakuriani told PAP that they treated the first day of the competition as a training day, so they did not start on Sunday.
“Today we rested, because soon we are going to Slovenia (Rogla, March 15), where I intend to fiercely defend my yellow jersey. The Crystal Ball has never been within my reach, now it is, so I will definitely do everything to get it this season,” emphasized the player of the Zakopane AZS.
Kwiatkowski is at the top of the World Cup classification in the parallel giant slalom, and in the Alpine, which also includes parallel slalom, he is fourth. The king is in fourth and sixth place respectively.
“Probably I have to win in Rogli, maybe second places will be enough. This Crystal Ball is at your fingertips, so I will definitely do my best to make this dream come true, “said the woman from Nowy Targ.
From Slovenia, they will both head to Berchtesgaden, Germany, where parallel slalom and its version of mixed teams will be held on March 18 and 19.
“This season Ola and I have already won third place in this competition, the slopes in Winterberg and Berchtesgaden are very similar, so we are counting on a really good performance” – summed up Kwiatkowski.
On Sunday, the competitors of the Zakopane AZS – Olimpia Kwiatkowska and Maria Chyc as well as Andrzej Gąsienica-Daniel and Mikołaj Rutkowski passed the qualifications, but in the next rounds they were eliminated from the competition.
On that day, the representatives of Austria, Martina Ankele and Christoph Karner, turned out to be the best, followed by Annamari Dancha (Ukraine) and Cheyenne Loch (Germany) as well as Matthaeus Pink (Austria) and Mychajło Charuk (Ukraine).
The competition in Suche, which gathered at the start over 60 competitors from 11 countries, was held in very good snow and weather conditions.
The European Cup returned to Poland after 18 years, and for the first time it was hosted in the Tatra Mountains. From 2000 to 2005, the arenas of competition were ski resorts in Szczyrk and Krynica-Zdrój. (PAP)
Author: Joanna Chmiel