Final Results Of The 2011 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup In Arosa
Andreas Prommegger takes a huge risk in the parallel giant slalom by competing with some major injuries at the 2011 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup in Arosa, Switzerland.
The 2011 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup culminated with a parallel race at the season’s finals in Arosa Switzerland. In the last parallel giant slalom, Fraenzi Maegert-Kohli and Andreas Prommegger came out victorious.
In the women's final, Fraenzi Maegert-Kohli ended Ekaterina Tudegesheva's six-season run of final wins by defeating the Russian boarder in Arosa. The battle for third went to Julia Dujmovits who crossed the finish line ahead of Tomoka Takeuchi.
On the men’s side, Prommegger brought home his season’s second win despite serious injuries. Roland Fischnaller finished second and Nevin Galamarini rounded out the podium as third.
The small and big Crystal Globes on the men’s side were taken by Benjamin Karl, who successfully defended his titles in Arosa by obtaining a ninth ranking.
The 2010 Vancouver Winter Games runner-up won the Parallel World Cup standings, only 50 points ahead of his team mate, Andreas Prommegger.
Prommegger took his career’s fifth victory today with two torn ligaments in the left ankle and a half-torn ACL in the right knee – both injuries suffered eight days ago in the final of the Valmalenco PGS
“The doctors had told me that it would be an acceptable risk," said Prommegger. "That was sheer madness today.”
“If I hadn't had the bad luck in the Valmalenco finals with the broken bindings, I might have won the Globe today. But 'would', 'if' and 'but' – that’s all for nothing. I had a super season, although it didn’t work out with the title."
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Warm temperatures at the parallel giant slalom of the 2011 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup made the course hard to handle. The conditions led Isabella Laboeck to make decisive mistake that gave Ekaterina Tudegesheva the win.
Isabel Derungs from Switzerland was the most versatile rider of the 2011 Battery Catfight, as she took second place in each of the three formats and increased her TTR World Tour Ranking to World No.14.