" The previous evening's snowfall made the race a real struggle for the start numbers and since I drew number 15, I knew it wasn't going to be easy. At the last minute my coach took off all the wax from my skis. I thought it was going to be slow race, but instead I found a bumpy course from the beginning to the end with some jumps even longer than the training ones. As soon as I crossed the finish line, my brother Manfred yelled to me, ' Best time!!!', that was a crucial moment in my life and I'll never forget it for as long as I live."
The award ceremony will take place just before the start of the downhill.