The first slalom points of 2022/23 are in the bag
After the Sölden, Zermatt and Lech/Zürs had to be canceled, the women kicked off their Alpine World Cup winter on the weekend. And for the ski crossers, the competition season began with podium places for the Stöckli athletes.
The women’s World Cup season is finally underway. The World Cup winter got off to a late start with two slaloms in Levi. And two Swiss ski athletes immediately ensured that Stöckli Swiss Sports AG, as equipment supplier, was able to earn its first 28 women’s World Cup points.
Aline Danioth ranked 18th on Saturday and 28th on Sunday. Or maybe rather “because of” a 28th place, as the Uri skier was in 16th place after the first run. In the second run, however, she made an error on entering the steep slope, which pushed her to the back of the rankings. “I really enjoyed racing at last. I had some really fast passages in Levi. Now I have to put the puzzle together into a picture,” said Danioth before the trip overseas.
In addition to Danioth, Nicole Good from Sargans won World Cup points on Sunday – for the third time in her career. And for the 24-year-old, coming 19th equals her best result to date in the World Cup. January 2022 saw her come 23rd in Kranjska Gora and last March she came 25th in Are. So now she’s made it into the top 20.
With the Alpine women, the ski crossers have also launched their winter campaign. The Austrian Championships were held on the Pitztal Glacier on Saturday and the first Ski Cross Europacup races on Sunday. Daniela Maier (GER) in the Europacup and the Canadian Marielle Thompson in the Austrian Championships immediately ensured the first Stöckli wins. In the men’s category, Jonas Lenherr was responsible for delivering the first podium place by coming second in the Austrian Championships.