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Double win to Austria!

The ladies giant slalom podium: Ortlieb, Brunner and Grenier take gold, silver and bronze.

The ladies giant slalom podium: Ortlieb, Brunner and Grenier take gold, silver and bronze.

HAFJELL, NORWAY – On the first day of FIS Alpine Junior World Championships, Nina Ortlieb and Stephanie Brunner from Austria raced to gold and silver in the ladies’ giant slalom. Valerie Grenier from Canada took home the bronze medal. While Ortlieb clocked the fastest time with 2.25.14, Brunner and Grenier followed +0.17 and +0.20 behind respectively.  

                                    

“I’m very pleased with my run today, but I’m also very surprised. I was not expecting to win today, so this was really fun”, Ortlieb said.

 

Hafjell was completed for the Olympic games in 1994, with the first World Cup held in 1991. The new Junior World Champion is very pleased with the event so far, and she’s looking forward to the next following days. “Everything is very well organized, and Hafjell Kvitfjell Alpine/Norwegian Ski Federation does a really good job”, Ortlieb said. The experienced organizer will continue its traditions in Hafjell next year, hosting the alpine diciplines for Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games.

 

Todays bronze medalist Valerie Grenier, made her way up from 9th place in the first run and was pleased with her result. “I’m happy with my third place today, but I’m looking forward to Tuesday and the Super-G which is usually my best discipline”, Grenier said.

 

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