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Rossignol reception for Alpine Skiing medalists, Monday, January 13

The Rossignol store in Innsbruck´s old town was buzzing this evening as medal winners in the alpine skiing disciplines of all ages and nationalities mingled together at a reception hosted by Jerome Noviant, Head of Worldwide Racing at Rossignol.

He commented on the special atmosphere and friendly ambiance here at the WWMG in Innsbruck and the diversity of participants all sharing the same passion for racing irrespective of their background, age and nationality and becoming good friends despite their competitiveness. “It doesn’t matter if you are the best in the world or the best in your street, we make skis for everyone”, he said.

Patty Edgar, a physician from Banff, Canada started ski racing aged 62 and is celebrating a bronze medal in the 69-74 Giant Slalom category. She hopes to continue competing and is loving the fun and atmosphere of the Winter World Masters Games.

Swiss alpine skier Briker Stefan is the proud winner of two medals, silver in the slalom and a bronze in the giant slalom, despite icy conditions, it was an interesting competition.

Four-time medal winner to date, Jakob Gajewski-Glodek from Poland, who has already picked up 2 golds, a silver and a bronze, commented, “Innsbruck is amazing, I love to see the city from the mountains and the races are taking place in small villages making it very special”.

Despite the variable conditions on the pistes, the athletes praised the WWMG 2020 for maintaining the slopes and for their efficiency, great involvement and organisation.

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