Arrived with big goals, left without a medal: Wendy Holdener has had a disappointing World Cup. The Schwyzerin clings to the positive.
The world champion has just left. In exuberance, Katharina Liensberger talked about her big coup, talked about this magical journey that took her with a second and more in front of the great Petra Vlhova and Mikaela Shiffrin.
The n a woman stands at the demarcation in the target area. A tear glitters in the sun under the eye. For several minutes she was in the arms of Peter Barandun, member of the Swiss-Ski executive committee, managing director of a long-term sponsor of hers, Wendy Holdener. It kept shaking her.
The Schwyzerin was with bold plans traveled to this World Cup in Cortina. Combination, parallel races, team events, giant slalom, slalom, it started everywhere in this second week, it was a mammoth program. Except for the giant slalom, she had a chance of podium places everywhere. Now the 27-year-old is leaving Veneto.
The re is no medal in the luggage.