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Vera Tschurtschenthaler was sorted out. © Pentaphoto

Two South Tyrolean women eliminated from the ski team

The Italian winter sports association FISI presented the new women's national ski team on Tuesday. Two local winter sports athletes were left behind.

26-year-old Vera Tschurtschenthaler (Sexten) has had to overcome many hurdles in her career. For a long time she was neither a member of the national team nor a sports group. When she managed to get into the slalom team, she wasn't able to establish herself there for long. This was followed by the expulsion – and the return again. However, this was only short-lived.

As it became known on Tuesday evening, she was unable to defend her place in the national team despite two top 30 placements in the World Cup (30th in Špindlerův Mlýn and 20th in Sestriere). Slalom colleague Celina Haller (Schenna) will also have to do without the association's support in the coming season.

Curtoni joins Goggia & Co

The technology group, which was launched for the new season, includes Elisa Platino (Merano), which has a fixed place in the World Cup next winter. Nadia and Nicol Delago (Wolkenstein) together with Karoline Pichler (Petersberg) as well as Robert Melesi and Laura Pirovano form the so-called group “Polivalenti”.

What is new, however, is the promotion of Elena Curtoni to the Azzurre elite team around Federica Brignone, Marta Bassino and Sofia Goggia. There are also two South Tyroleans in the European Cup group: Vicky Bernardi (Abtei) and Sara Thaler (St. Ulrich). While the latter is new to the national team, Emma Wieser (Ratschings) successfully defended her place in the junior team.

Was promoted: Elena Curtoni © APA/afp / FABRICE COFFRINI

There were no changes in the coaching position: successful coach Giovanni Rulfi still looks after the elite team, Giovanni Feltrin is responsible for Nadia Delago & Co. and Roberto Lorenzi leads the slalom team. Paolo Deflorian, on the other hand, is responsible for the development of young talent as youth sports director. The new season can come.

The national team

Elite group

Federico Brignone
Martha Bassino
Elena Curtoni
Sofia Goggia

Polivalenti group

Nadia Deloquent
Nicol Delago
Caroline Pichler

Roberta Melesi
Laura Pirovano

Technology group

Elisa Platinum
Martina Peterlini
Marta Rossetti
Anita Gulli
Lara Della Mea
Asja Zenere
Beatrice Sola

European Cup group

Vicki Bernardi
Sarah Thaler
Anette Belfrond
Alice Calaba
Vittoria Cappellini
Giorgia Collomb
Ilaria Ghisalberti
Alessia Guerinoni
Sophie Mathiou
Emilia Mondinelli
Ambra Pomare
Ludovica Righi
Monica Zanoner


Emma Wieser
Francesca Carolli
Carlotta De Leonardis
Ludovica Druetto
Matilda Lorenzi
Alice Pazzaglia
Giulia Valleriani


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Hermann Zanier

The good times are over when successful South Tyrolean women made up the majority of the teams. Now they simply don't deserve the spot. Celina Haller can probably get back one place, but she will have to lose less than a few seconds to the best time

17.05.2023 09:03

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