France dominates the U21 Europeans, Austria takes Silver and shows their jump affinity once again in the womens jump division!
Ines Anguenot takes home Overall Gold alongside 3 Individual Gold medals and the team Gold. After being the top seed in each event the young french talent showed how routined she can be and skied enough in each event to bring home Gold. In the men’s division Pol Duplan Fribourg skied to Overall Gold, Trick Gold, and Jump Silver.
These two outstanding performances made it impossible for other teams to come close to the Team Overall Gold. Nevertheless, the battle for second place was close until the last Jump of the tournament! After smaller jump distances in the prelims due to weather conditions leading to a solid lead for the Austrian Team over the Italien, the cards flipped completely in the finals. The Italiens were able to improve their trick scores first and caught up after the first jumps of the finals. With only 26 points separating the two teams the Austrians stayed ahead and celebrated their first U21 Team Silver medal.
Lili Steiner and Elena Ahammer both shared a spot on the jump podium next to Ines and showed once again that Austria is known for being a jump nation for a reason. Moritz Engelhardt punched his way to slalom Bronze after a great fight around the 3 ball at 10.75 / 39 off. Dominic Kuhn was the only one to reach two podiums and secure trick Bronze and Overall Bronze.