Confirmation and return. Italian skiing draws a line between Crans Montana and Kitzbuehel to unite the feats and emotions of two super champions: Sofia Goggia also wins on Mont Lachaux, which has become the Enchanted Mountain of snow girls, and explains how, after three firsts and a second place , it will be difficult to snatch the scepter of queen of descent from her; instead on the legendary Streif, which hosted the recovery of Wengen waiting, today, to propose the classic of Hahnenkamm, Dominik Paris with the third place finds the podium again a year after the right knee accident that had sent the season to hell .
I feel the same confidence I felt approaching the 2018 Games, says Sofi the Olympian. Being among the best again right here gives me chills: don’t forget this day stresses Stupid, who mastered Kitz and his infernal track three times downhill and once in super-G.
In the wind and against the wind: Sofia accepted the long postponement and a shortened path to meditate and calm down. Then the Goggia returned of struggle and government, that of the consecutive trio, the first time for a blue, that of 10 and praise (10 as the first places in the World Cup), the one capable of giving the pink planet of our skiing success number 99 I saw the doors blowing against me: they were bent, I felt the resistance, I tried to flatten myself. Not even the simplified track (But the first doors, to be faced blindly and in those conditions, were terrible) stopped her. He found the right lines and supports, he made a whisker of the snow that became glue, he brought a treasure of 2 tenths to the finish line. Ester Ledecka. Then he waited, hoping that the wind would not die: I didn’t think I could do it; I was happy only because Suter, a rival for the cup, was behind.
Paris in Austria he was in turn on stand-by: others could have bypassed him if the race had not been interrupted by accidents and, even there, by Aeolus’ tantrums. After a serious injury – he explains – you need discipline and patience that I don’t have. I’m happy, I pushed almost to the limit.
The search for this horizon also involves Goggia, both as a skier and as a woman. The athlete, before: Winning, I know how to win. The challenge now is to do it continuously. Being stable inside, here is the step to take. The woman, therefore: Have I found maturity? In moments: in a while I get white hair … Joke: the truth that it feels to be better people and these are the small steps of my path.
a monologue on several themes, that of Sofia. They range from the cowbell reserved for the first one that she assigned to the Ambrosi cow (I won it in Val d’Isre: I put it around her neck), to the praise of the blue technicians with a Livio Magoni, coach of Vlhova (Our coaches have no delusions of protagonism), to want to question himself in the descent this morning: After the successes of Val d’Isre and St.Anton I found myself empty. And the next day I disappointed. I have to take care of the details better. Lastly, the companions of the Italian gold trident.
He reserves them two caresses: I aim to imitate his human balance, says Marta Bassino. To Federica Brignone, close in a hug after a good ninth place, she reminds us instead that the dark moments are overcome because crisis means opportunities. For Sofia, the return to the top of Faith has no quota: a tiger, I can already feel the claws on me.
January 23, 2021 (change January 23, 2021 | 07:29)
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