Today we saw the end of the Val Thorens ski cross where we saw Katrin Mueller beat her countryman and friend Sanna Luedi from Switzerland.
Mueller said “The course wasn’t difficult. Yes, it was really fun, it was huge jumps, and like this but not difficult that it’s impossible. But with all the girls it’s always difficult; it’s not always easy to pass or something like this. So, finals is every time is a roulette and yes it was nice.”, easy or not she certainly showed the way.
1 – Katrin Mueller (Switzerland)
2 – Sanna Luedi (Switzerland)
3 – Ophelie David (France)
4 – Marte Hoeie Gjefsen (Norway)
Austrian skier Andreas Matt managed to keep the rest of the pack behind him to take the win, but only just as it was a photo finish. Matt said “I feel very good. It was hard, I must fight a little bit but I’m very happy that I could win this race.”
1 – Andreas Matt (Austria)
2 – Victor Oehling Norberg (Sweden)
3 – Jean-Frederic Chapuis (France)
4 – Franz Promok (Austria)
Matt thought the course was hard but Mueller thought it was easy, I guess the ladies are more hard core.
The Ski Cross is part of the Freestyle competition which includes several disciplines, these are:
Freestyle skiing is still quite new as a championship only starting in 1950’s, but already it is one of the most exciting spectator sports on the snow.
Ski Cross became an Olympic sport in Vancouver 2010 however not all the disciplines joined at the same time, here is the run down:
Moguls – Albertville 1992
Aerials – Lillehammer 1994
Halfpipe – To be added in 2014
Slopestyle – To be added in 2014