Rogala (AP) – Ramona Hoffminster shrugged her shoulders after her disappointing final, but then happily became vice champion on the neck of her teammate Selina Jarg.
Two German major snowboarders raced for silver and bronze in a parallel slalom in Rogala, Slovenia. “It’s really indescribable,” Hoffmeister of the German press agency said.
A day after Jarg’s gold triumph in the parallel giant slalom, two snowboard Germany athletes had to concede defeat only to Russian Sofia Nadirskina. But then the two World Cup winners were smiling at the podium – Hoffmister, above all, was relieved, Jorg was rather amazed. “We two are really podium friends,” Hoffminster said. “To share that madness.”
While Hoffmeister (Bisofswiesen) won his second World Cup medal after bronze in 2019, Tsongfen has three plaques in Jörg: after his two titles in 2019 and 2021 and now bronze in Rosella, making him the most successful in World Cup history Germans are snowboarders. “I have no words for it,” she said. «My head was quite tired after yesterday. It was all so emotional. All the more soft that it was enough for the podium. I would never have expected it. ”
In a stunning final against 17-year-old Nadirskina, Hoffmister had put everything at risk and was eliminated in the race to catch up. But she does not mourn the title she remembered for each other, with the 24-year-old saying: “I’ll get to sleep for the second time.” But there should be a celebration first. “We’ll definitely open a beer.”
After disappointment on Monday when she was eliminated as the top favorites in the quarter-finals, Hoffmeister showed hardly any weakness this time. She again felt “extra pressure”, said last season’s overall World Cup winner and leader in the current rankings.
Jarg avenged the final on Monday against Nadirskina in the semi-finals. In the short final, the 33-year-old then defeated Megan Farrell from Canada. “It was just mega,” said national coach Paul Marks. Sports director Andreas Shaheed drew a “full positive summary” of this World Cup.
In contrast, the title formally fights for the strong Cheyenne Loch vom Schlarsi, who lost their quarter-final due to an early mistake against Farrell, without a happy ending. Carolyn Langhornst from Bischofswiesen was eliminated in the first round.
Unlike the women, the men experienced another disappointment: On the very first day, the foursome of Stefan Bumister (Essing-Pang), who won two World Cup bronze medals in 2019, missed the final. Gold went to Benjamin Karl, who asserted himself in the final against his Austrian compatriot Andreas Promegger.
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