Ski racer Patrick von Siebenthal from Saanen has recommended himself with good results for the admission into the C squad of Swiss Ski. Bigna Däpp, ski racer from Gstaad, also made a step forward and has been admitted to the national training centre NLZ.
The end of the snow sports season was abrupt. However, this did not prevent Swiss Ski from analysing the race results of last season's Alpine ski athletes. Last Friday they announced the selections made for the various training squads in Alpine ski racing.
Thanks to his good results throughout the winter, Patrick von Siebenthal from Saanen will be training in the C squad next season. The 18-year-old athlete, who finished 5th in the final classification of this year's Brack.ch Swiss Cup, has been training at the NLZ. At the Swiss Junior Championships in Davos, he set an exclamation mark with 5th place in the Alpine combination and 16th place in the downhill race.
For Bigna Däpp from Gstaad, too, things went one step up. With several top-ten results in various FIS slalom races and an excellent sixth place in the Alpine combination at the Swiss Junior Championships in January, she demonstrated a certain continuity in her performance. She has now been admitted to the NLZ for the coming season.
Julie Trummer, C squad athlete from Feutersoey, will retain her status. After many very good race results, she suffered a knee injury a few weeks before the end of the season.
Also suffering from bad luck is ski cross rider Priscillia Annen Zumstein. The 27-year-old missed the complete 2019/20 winter season due to injuries. In previous years she already had to forfeit twice for a complete season after injuries. But Annen Zumstein is not thinking of giving up and is happy she remains in the B squad of the female ski cross athletes.
Noel von Grünigen from Schönried remains in the B squad of the Alpine racers.
Based on AvS/Jenny Sterchi