at the Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz
It was thrilling to the very end and, from a German point of view, almost unbelievable that ZIENER athlete Felix Neureuther managed to claw his way up from 10th position to bronze. After the first run 14 skiers were within a single second of each other and, as a result, the second run saw the names on the leader board change continuously.
Neureuther’s strategy for the second run, which he skied very aggressively, was to go for broke – and it paid off. After an error-free, courageous performance he took first place. The competitors who followed him made a series of mistakes or, quite simply, failed to match Felix’s fantastic time. In the end, he finished this year’s World Cup slalom in third place, behind Austrian new-comer Manuel Feller, second, and winner Marcel Hirscher, whose performance was, as ever, very strong.
Neureuther, a native of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, stormed across the finishing line, obviously overjoyed to be taking a World Cup medal home with him for the third consecutive time.
Following back problems and the failure to get beyond the early rounds of the team competition, things were not looking encouraging in St. Moritz, making this World Cup bronze all the more important not only for Felix Neureuther but also for the German Skiing Association.
The entire ZIENER team rooted for Felix during the nail-biting competition and we heartily congratulate him on this fantastic result!
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