The blue couple beats the Austrians Promegger and Schoeffmann. Fourth place for Dalmasso-Bormolini
Italy is back in gold at the Snowboarding World Championships: Nadya Ochner and Aaron March triumphed in the parallel team event in Bakuriani (Georgia) thanks to their success in the final over the very strong Austrians Andreas Promegger and Sabine Schoeffmann. Italy had been missing gold since 2015: it was Roland Fischnaller who conquered it in the parallel slalom in Lachtal.
First it was March who left behind Promegger by 74 cents, then Ochner defended the advantage until the finish line, cut by 29 cents before her opponent Schoeffmann. It was the culmination of a great match for the Azzurri who made a clear run from the very first runs. In the semifinals they overcame teammates Maurizio Bormolini and Lucia Dalmasso, eventually quartering after defeat to Switzerland in the final for bronze.
It is the first world championship medal in career for both Aaron March, 36 years old from the Army, and Nadya Ochner, 29 years old from the Fiamme Oro. “We did a really good job – Nadya said -, especially Aaron who was very strong right from the first gates, against Promegger and this allowed us to take a gap that we had to defend to win the gold”. “It’s a team that worked a lot – Aaron said – and today is a day that pays off for everything. The many details that we have taken care of, the targeted preparation that we have oriented towards these World Cups. It really is a perfect day. The goal is made even more prestigious also by the value of the opponents met and overcome, from the first rounds to the final against the Austrian favourites”.
February 22 – 11:52
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