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 victory in the parallel giant slalom, two snowboard Germany athletes only suffered a loss to Russian Sofia Nadirskina. But then both World Cup winners smiled at the podium – Hoffmister, above all, relieved, Jorg was rather amazed. “We two are really podium friends,” Hoffminster said. “To share that madness.”
While Hoffmeister (Bisofswiesen) won her second World Cup medal after bronze in 2019, Tsongfen has three plaques in Jorg: two of her titles in 2019 and 2021 and now bronze in Rogala, making her the most successful German in World Cup history 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, Hoffmeister 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 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.
The title formally fights for the strong Cheyenne Loch vom Schlarsi, who lost their quarter-final due to an opening 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: Like the first day, all four starters around Stefan Bumister (Asing-Pang), who won two World Cup bronze medals in 2019, missed the finals. Gold went to Benjamin Karl, who included himself in the final against his Austrian compatriot Andreas Promegger.
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