“Cried together” – durr celebrates podium finish in slalom

Lena durr could no longer contain her tears of joy. Surrounded by her teammates, the german skier gives free rein to her feelings after what is probably her biggest career success.

"So cool, we’ve all been crying together," the munich native said on ARD television after her surprise third-place finish at the slalom world cup in levi. It’s about time to finally finish among the top three.

The SV germering athlete also received congratulations from world cup winner petra vlhova, who won the lapland slalom for the third time in a row. Second place went to two-time olympic champion and solden winner mikaela shiffrin. "They also saw that i always had good runs, but it was never enough," said a beaming durr.

Olympic qualification in the bag

After her best result in a goal race, the 30-year-old technical specialist can also plan for olympics. One top-8 or two top-15 places are needed during the season to break the national norm for the winter games in beijing.

Durr has been in the alpine circus for more than ten years. The victory at the parallel slalom 2013 in moscow was their biggest success so far. "But in a real slalom it’s a different feeling," said the german, who topped her good seventh place from the previous week in lech.

"That was a super performance in terms of skiing technique," praised women’s national coach jurgen graller his athlete. Already in training it was clear that a lot was possible. "Extremely good, this is the first podium for us in eight years in slalom," said graller.

Aicher in 14th place in second race

In addition to durr, emma aicher, who is only 18 years old, was the most convincing of the five german skiers with a good 14th place. Place. "Hats off, for the second world cup race very cool and cold-blooded driving", analyzed graller. Last winter, aicher was surprisingly nominated for the parallel team competition at the world championships in cortina d’ampezzo and won bronze with the german team.

"Already pretty cool. I wasn’t prepared for that at all," said aicher herself, a little surprised at her grandiose catch-up performance. The youngster had started the race with bib number 60.

Jessica hilzinger was also in the points with 25th place. Marlene schmotz and andrea filser had just missed the final of the best 30. This sunday (10.30/13.30 o’clock/ARD and eurosport) another slalom of the ladies is on the program in lappland.

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