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Skiing – Petra Vlhová today – downhill preview (Zauchensee) – ŠPORT.sk

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Jan 15, 2022

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Petra Vlhová will stand for the start of the downhill for the first time this season, the start of which is scheduled for 10:45. Although he will not speak in an insanely fast battle for the podium, he will also gain valuable experience for the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

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Already in mid-January, the Slovak skier won a small globe for the best slalom skier of the season. She has not been able to win only twice in the six races so far, with her worst place being second place and her only conqueror being Mikaela Shiffrin.

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Already in mid-January, the Slovak skier won a small globe for the best slalom skier of the season. She has not been able to win only twice in the six races so far, with her worst place being second place and her only conqueror being Mikaela Shiffrin.

He is in a different position in the speed disciplines, as since the beginning of the new season, the priority has been quality training focused purely on slalom and giant slalom. He got to the downhill and super-G only in January, less than a month before the Olympic Games, to control the speed, which will be important in the fight for the medal from the combination (super-G and slalom).

Since Vlhová has a demanding program of technical disciplines, without the possibility of greater regeneration, and overall she has presented herself in the downhill only 13 times, she will go to Saturday’s races with the aim of getting used to long skis, higher speed and gaining a dose of confidence on a demanding track. The highest priority will be not to be hurt.

Just as Vlhová reigns over slalom, she remains unbeatable in the downhill Sofia Goggia. The Italian, faster than the light, mastered all three races and the last timed training. She is chasing her during the season Breezy Johnson, which always ended second.

Sofia Goggia

Source: TASR / AP

This time Goggia will be chased by someone else, the American will not introduce herself in Zauchensee for health reasons. An Austrian woman will claim her place Mirjam Puchnerová, who twice enjoyed the bronze bar.

The Czech Republic can claim the throne of the congress after Friday’s results Ester Ledecká, which was only three hundredths of a second behind, the Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami, who is gradually recovering from a forced break caused by a coronavirus, or her compatriot Corinne Suterwho competed with Goggio last season for a small globe.

The German women also attract attention with their training rides Kira Weidle or Italian Nadia Delag.

The congress will start on Saturday, January 15 at 10:45.

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