• Thu. Jan 27th, 2022

Vlhovej coach before this season’s downhill premiere: Day by day is improving – Športky.sk


Jan 15, 2022
Petra Vlhová during training for Saturday’s World Cup convention in Zauchensee, Austria Source: TASR / AP / Giovanni Maria Pizzato

ZAUCHENSEE – Slovak skier Petra Vlhová will complete her first start in the speed disciplines this season in the World Cup. In Zauchensee, Austria, there is a downhill program at 10.45 am, in which Vlhová lagged behind the fastest racers by 3.51 and 2.87 seconds in two training sessions.

“It feels good, the snow is good. Of course, it takes a little time to acclimatize to longer skis and longer curves, so the losses are higher. We don’t take it tragically, it’s getting better day by day, we’ll see what happens on Saturday,” said assistant coach Matej Gemza in the video of the Slovak Skiing Association (ZSL).

The already holder of the small globe behind the slalom will start with the number 6. In the overall standings of the prestigious series, as the defender of the big globe, she lags behind only 55 points behind the leading American Mikaela Shiffrinová, who does not appear in the starting list of the congress. “There is no pressure, unless you create it yourself. We push harder in technical disciplines, this is so relaxing for her,” Gemza added.