KIKU’s athletes winter season

  Events   |     21-04-2020   -     Editorial Team

Races on the snow had to be interrupted earlier than expected this year, but nonetheless they were absolutely thrilling. Let’s look back on the most interesting things that happened.

Photo © Krzysztof Kowalik

Of course, we must start by talking about our amazing Peter Fill.

It was a decisive season for our thirty-seven-year-old skier from Kastelruth, in the province of Bolzano. Actually, after a long and extraordinary career full of challenges and successes, he announced his retirement from competition back in January.

Peter has two consecutive World Cup wins in downhill (2016 and 2017) and one win in combined discipline (2018) under his belt. He won the silver medal at the super giant slalom in 2009 and the bronze medal at the 2018 super combined.

After playing a fundamental role as part of the Italian national skiing team for over 15 years and racing 354 times at the World Cup and 22 podium results in three different disciplines, Peter Fill competed in his last race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on 1 February this year. His last race had an emotional end, with him greeting fans and celebrating with his family and teammates, who payed homage to him with a champagne shower as soon as he crossed the finish line.

Now Peter will have a little more time to spend with his family and above all with his children. We wish a healthy and well-deserved rest to this amazing champion.

 

Then, we saw Dominik Windisch competing in the biathlon World Cup. It was an honour for him to have the opportunity to compete in his hometown at the Anterselva Stadium. Our athlete has had top results in the mixed relay, where the “azzurri” opened their World Cup by winning the silver medal and in the men’s relay, where they finished seventh. In addition, Dominick competed in the international circuit BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon that took place in Östersund, Sweden. Here he won the gold medal in the mixed relay (30 November 2019) and a bronze medal in the men’s relay (7 December 2019). Great job Dominik!

 

And now here we come to our snowboarder Omar Visintin, who finished second in the men Snowboarder Cross World Cup in Cervinia after having won the gold medal at the Big White in Canada. Let’s go Omar, keep on succeeding and never give up!

 

Our most sincere congratulations goes also to our luger Andrea Vötter, who has shown a notable growth since last year, finding her career breakthrough. During this season, she has made important achievements in the luge World Cup on artificial tracks in Altenberg, Germany, where she managed to finish third both in the single women’s singles and also in the mixed relay team race. Three cheers for young Andrea, keep it up!

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