In the evening of February 16th Sarka Zahrobska of the Czech Republic won the gold medal in the ladies slalom event at the FIS Alpine World Championships in Are. The Head-Tyrolia racer had finished both runs in a total time of 1:43.91 before she was able to celebrate her first international title under the floodlights of the slalom course.
Closest line of all athletes
With Zahrobska racing to the podium twice in the last World Cup competitions, this title could already be foreshadowed. In Are she finished the first run in the leading position and showed a more than convincing performance in the second run. Especially in the flat middle part of the course she chose the line closest to the gates of all athletes and also mastered the steep final hill perfectly. There she was carving with an instinctive sureness, and threw her arms high in the air afterwards to celebrate her victory. The excellent team result of the Head-Tyrolia team was complemented by Monika Bergmann-Schmuderer, who reached the 6th position.
Another triumph for the new Raptor boot
Sarka Zahrobskas gold medal is another triumph for the new Raptor boot. With the help of this boot Patrick Staudacher and Didier Cuche had already raced to success in the super G and giant slalom. This slalom was the last ladies individual race of these World Championships. On Sunday, February 18th 2007, the World Championships will be completed with the Nations Team Event.