Ilka štuhec at the beginning of the season. Credit: Nebojša Tejić/STA
Ilka štuhec at the beginning of the season. Credit: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ilka Štuhec returns to the podium

Ski fans can relax.

The popular Alpine skier, Ilka Štuhec, is back on the podium after a year and a half.

She won a convincing victory at Val Gardena.

»A great weight has been lifted from my shoulders,« said the skier after her performance.

She added that she set high goals. It seemed that they were even too high, because they could not be reached.

Ilka did not ski for a long time because of a knee injury.

Now it’s easier for her. When she stood on the winning podium, she thought: »It’s wonderful to ski again and stand on top of the slope.«

Ilka Štuhec has now won her eighth World Cup, and five of these are for downhill skiing.

In terms of the number of World Cup victories, she now has more than Mateja Svet and is equal to Bojan Križaj.

With five ski wins, she is also the best Slovenian skier. Tina Maze won the gold medal only four times.


Points to Consider

  1. What is needed to start racing again after many months?
  2. Who needs to support you?
  3. Do fans support the competitors even when they are not in good shape?


The original version of this article was published on December 19th.

English translation courtesy of JL Flanner, Total Slovenia News, an English language website with news from and about Slovenia.


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