Ξ February 27th, 2010 | → 3 Comments | ∇ Uncategorized |
I still can’t find words for what happened on tuesday in Cypress at the Olympic Games. I had the competition of my life, passing from 4th to 1st position in the quaterfinal. I skied so well, won every heat with unbelievable passings and made it to the final in the most important race of the year.
In the final something unbelievable happend- I missed my start completely and I knew after 5 seconds that I would not be able to take a medal unless some of the other girls would crash, tangle up or do a big mistake. They didn’t and I finished 4th. This was not my plan, a big dissappointment and I have never even thought of being 4th in the final of the Olympics. My plan was to win and I had a great chance. I skied like no other girl on the hill that day but you have to do more than just ski fast in Ski Cross.
Even though I made this mistake I’m proud of making it to the final. I have worked so hard for it, tried and risked everything I could that day. Being a sportwoman is sometimes so tough. You work hard the whole year and have to do your best in the couple of seconds that really count. That’s the sport and there are only 3 medals to win.
Now I just have to accept that fact and move on.
Even tough ending on 4th place was not easy I will always carry some great memories in my heart about this amazing Olympic Games in Vancouver! Starting with number 1 in the qualification or passing from 4th to 1st place and see the huge crowd cheering in the finish was a feeling i will never forget Thanks for giving me all those goosebumps!
The Opening Ceremony was amazing too!
The organisation and all the volunteers did such a great job during the games!
A special thanks goes to Fred Ottobon my technican who made sooo fast skis for me, Yohan Frage our Physio who helped me soo much with my knee, my family who has supported me through all the years and all the people out there who cheered during the race (at home and in Cypress).
Thanks, thanks thanks!!!