Snowboard: Andreas Prommegger before the World Cup finals: “Don’t do the math, just go full throttle”


        Benjamin Karl also has a small chance of overall victory in Berchtesgaden.        </p><div>
        <p>The battle for the big crystal ball in the Alpine Snowboard World Cup is more exciting than ever this year.  No fewer than nine boarders still have a chance of winning the overall World Cup before the concluding parallel slalom on Saturday in Berchtesgaden.  In the middle of it all, Salzburg's Andreas Prommegger, who is fourth, 25 points behind the leading Italian Aaron March.  "Doing the math does not help. I will give full throttle from the first meter and rely on my abilities," emphasizes the 40-year-old, who has already won the large crystal ball three times.  "This time I no longer have the overall World Cup in my own hands, but I will once again do everything I can to make it as far as possible."</p>            

Benjamin Karl’s tactics are similar, who is sixth overall and is 19 points behind the leader. “Since I would have to win to be able to have a say about the big ball, I will just go ‘for the hell out of it'”, announced the Lower Austrian.

In the fight for the small ball in the slalom classification, Prommegger is fifth before the finals, in the women’s category Daniela Ulbing still has the opportunity to be among the top three in fourth. The decision about the overall World Cup victory falls between the German Ramona Hofmeister and the Russian Sofia Nadyrschina. As the best Austrian, Claudia Riegler from Flachau is currently in sixth place. The 47-year-old is aiming for a podium in Berchtesgaden.

As the last race of the winter, the mixed team competition is still on the program on Sunday. The season is already over for Sebastian Kislinger. The Styrian tore a cruciate ligament during training.


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