BRATISLAVA – A total of ten representatives were nominated by the Slovak Skiing Association (ZSL) for the February Winter Olympics. Five from the Alpine and a quartet from the cross-country section will start in Beijing, with only one athlete for snowboarding. Klaudia Medlová is, in addition to the ski superstar Petre Vlhová, the most prominent name in the staff, who has to take the plenary of the Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee (SOŠV) on Friday.
The places of Petra Vlhová, Adam Žamp and Klaudia Medlová were clear at the beginning of the season based on their previous results in the World Cup series and at top events. “Despite the qualification, Petra Hromcová and Rebeka Jančová secured their participation in the Olympic Games, which best matched the qualification criteria and thus complement the women’s nomination. “The nomination was based on the results and how the competitors started their entire disciplines throughout the season. We are sorry that the place in the Olympics team narrowly escaped the snowboarder Samuel Jaroš,” said ZSL President Ján Krajčík.
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The greatest expectations are placed in Petra Vlhová and Adam Žamp in the technical disciplines of downhill skiing. “And we believe Klaudia Medlova will succeed in her priority Big Air discipline,” added ZSL Secretary General Radovan Cagala.
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Petra Vlhová also has a super-G planned and will not start in a team competition. On the final Saturday, four Hromcová, Jančová and Žampovci will perform in these races (2 + 2).
ZSL nomination proposal for the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing:
Klaudia Medlova (Slopestyle, Big Air)
Petra Vlhová (slalom, giant slalom, alpine combination, super-G)
Rebeka Jančová (slalom, giant slalom, super-G, team competition)
Petra Hromcová (slalom, giant slalom, super-G, team competition)
Adam Žampa (slalom, giant slalom, team competition)
Andreas Žampa (slalom, giant slalom, super-G, team competition)
Alena Procházková (sprint, 10 km classic, team sprint, 30 km free technique)
Barbora Klementová (sprint, 10 km classic, team sprint)
Peter Mlynár (sprint, 15 km classic, team sprint)
Ján Koristek (15 km classic, team sprint, skiathlon 15 km classic +15 km freestyle, 50 km freestyle)