“I have to focus on my strength” «kleinezeitung.at

"I have to focus on my strength" «kleinezeitung.at

Mathias Meyer talks about the upcoming Olympic season before the momentum starts in Lake Louise (November 26).

1.57 pm, November 5, 2021


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Olympia and Matthias MeyerThis is a love and success story. Olympic champions from Sochi 2014 (downhill) and Pyeongchang 2018 (Super-G) in China will have a chance to win their third gold medal in February. “Unfortunately, I still haven’t learned to look to the future,” said Carinthian, smiling at an appointment with sponsor Unica in Vienna on Friday. “But I am well prepared and will make sure Beijing is halved again.”

Meyer will also fly to North America for fine-tuning training over the weekend, where the latter will be held in Lake Louise and Beaver Creek, with at least six races within ten days, a vast and, given the high altitude, world. The momentum awaits the men, seeking the start of the cup season. “The preparation was great. I know I’m fit and in a good mood. The material fits too,” Meyer said confidently before leaving for Colorado.

Big ball is not on the agenda

The World Cup calendar is now balanced in terms of discipline, with the pace specialist being one of those Austrians who should be able to fight for the big ball for an overall win with two potential winning disciplines and a strong third. The mayor doesn’t see this at the top of his agenda. “I have to focus on my strengths and they are clearly downhill and super-G. If things go well there, the giant slalom could definitely be an option,” says Meyer, who oversees the defending champion. Huh. alexis pinturault ya solden winner marco odermatt Continue to the drivers with the best cards.

Meyer was last as half-time 13 on Sölden-RTL. Shine before it fails. “In terms of skiing, it was exactly what I wanted it to be. Failure was doubly bitter because my route would have come with a really flat final”, suspecting Mayer that a top ten spot would have been possible. The mayor said that he would decide on the further RTL mission at short notice.

Mayer looks forward to more speed races

Meyer is pleased that there are now more speed races on the calendar. “Because we always cancel more than the technicians. So more speed running is a good basic requirement.” It is not possible to start the season cautiously due to the Olympics due to the upcoming six North American races. “With such an important start to the season, you really can’t go with less risk.”

He tried it already in 2018 at Kitzbühel and Garmisch with a more moderate driving style. “I didn’t risk my last shirt. It didn’t do any good, because I only fell on my hip again at the Olympics.” He doesn’t know much about Beijing. “It must be very cold with minus 25 degrees, a pure artificial snow slope and demanding terrain.”

In addition SV. Responsible for high performance sports in Patrick Rimlow Expect to find out more about Olympic Slopes in the coming months. The priority is currently the start of the World Cup. “Six races are about 30 percent of all speed races this winter.” You will already encounter the “magic carpet” of the Olympic pistachio manufacturer in Beaver, in Copper you can train at 140 km / h and more. “It wasn’t like that in preparation yet,” said Tyrolean.

With regard to coronavirus immunization and North America, he believes “whatever we want to see will be there”. In any case, the fact that starting November 8th you will only be allowed to enter the United States as a vaccinated person should not cause any problems. “I think all of our athletes who have planned to go there will be there too. And the audience at home will see everyone at the start that we love to watch on TV.”

Rimal stressed regarding the Kovid vaccination. Not starting, but logical game results. Maybe because you miss your chance to qualify for the Olympics. There, a maximum of 22 quota places for SV are still definitely divided between the fifty-fifty, that is, 11:11, sexes. “It’s going to be a fight,” suspects Rimal.

He who has retreated from many injuries is also self-confident Christine Sheyer in the Olympic season. “Compared to last year, I’ve had a lot of snow days. I feel fit and have found the pace I lost last year. I’m looking forward to Canada,” says 2017 Zauchensee from Vorarlberg Women’s Races The downhill winner said in early December in Lake Louise, Canada. Your confidence remains fifth in Crans Montana and Garmisch-Partenkirchen last winter.

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