Günther and Morison victorious in season’s first Parallel Giant Slalom

Doris Guenther from Austria and Matthew Morison from Canada have won the seasons first Giant Slalom of the Snowboard FIS World Cup in Limone Piemonte.

Doris Guenther.  Copyright: FIS - Florian RuthThe Austrian could succeed in the strong international field and dominated the thrilling final in the Italian ski resort Limone Piemonte against Kimiko Zakreski (CAN). Anke Carstens from Germany came in third ahead of her team mate Selina Joerg. On the men’s side Matthew Morison relegated Sylvain Dufour (FRA) on the second place. Morisons team mate Jasey Jay Anderson entered the third spot on the podium ahead of today’s best Austrian Manuel Veith.

The Canadian team was obviously rather satisfied about their strong performance: „It was a very tough competition day today, it was snowing a lot and the vision was bad. When I first touched base with the race track though I realized it could be my day“, Morison mentions. “It is amazing to be part of such a strong team”, Morison, now owner of the yellow bib in the PGS World Cup adds. This team colleague Jasey Jay Anderson was too very satisfied with his position: „It was a tough race against Manuel Veith and I am happy about this third rank. It was really fun to race this course despite the bad weather conditions“.

Doris Guenther, who is riding a very strong season so far, could not be beaten today: „It’s going really well at the moment. I can do whatever I want and it works out well. After I already won the PSL in Landgraaf, I was calculating on a good result. Now I obviously hope this success will continue.“ Canadian Zakreski was surprised: “I still can’t believe it I was racing so good today. The weather was extreme, but all volunteers did a really good work and a competition could be held.”

 

 

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