Olympic champion, triple World Champion, double overall World Cup winner - Anna Veith has achieved all of her great successes together with HEAD. Beyond the end of her racing career, the Austrian athlete will continue her long-standing partnership with the world's most successful ski brand at least until 2024 - as brand and sportswear ambassador, assisting in the development of new products as well as on projects with upcoming HEAD stars.
It does appear as some skiers have a special deal with the universe. A relation with gravity based on a different set of rules than the rest of us. Is this why Sam Kuch floated up to the freeriding stratosphere on a star-studded wagon? Or is he just a damn good skier. Maybe the best?
The Bec giveth and the Bec taketh away. Never has an overall 2nd place in the Freeride World Tour been so bittersweet as for the Norwegian Olympic mogul skier gone freeride queen, Hedvig Wessel. And few bronze medals so unanticipated and celebrated as Carl Regnér’s third spot in the overall ski men rankings. Snowboarder Cody Bramwell was also seemingly pleased with his trophy for the 3rd place in the overall snowboard category. But let’s take it back for a moment and set the scene.
Back in the 1980s and 1990s, people would talk at your tennis club if anyone had a forgiving racquet with a big sweetspot, saying they must be less of a player. What would a decent tennis player want with so much margin for error?
The finals in Lenzerheide saw one of the most successful seasons in HEAD's history draw to a close. With seven World Championship Gold medals, one overall World Cup Crystal Globe and four World Cup discipline Crystal Globes, as well as 19 World Cup victories, the HEAD World Cup Rebels delivered a unique class of performance. As confirmed by the FIS brand ranking - they are the best ski team in the world.
Alexis Pinturault gave himself two very special presents for his 30th birthday on Saturday. Following his victory in the final Giant Slalom in Lenzerheide, the HEAD World Cup Rebel secured not only the World Cup in this discipline, but also the Crystal Globe as the overall winner of the World Cup for the first time in his career.
All the speed events - both the Downhill competitions on Wednesday and the Super-G races on Thursday - had to be cancelled at the final of the World Cup in Lenzerheide due to the weather conditions. This means that in the speed disciplines, not only all four World Championship titles go to the HEAD World Cup Rebels, but also three of the four World Cup Crystal Globes: Beat Feuz (Downhill), Lara Gut-Behrami (Super-G) and Vincent Kriechmayr (Super-G).
PAUL COLL has pronounced himself in the “best shape” of his career. Speaking in an exclusive interview with HEADSQUASH, as he counts down to his first-round match in the 2021 CIB Black Ball Open, ‘Superman’ reckons he is ready to get the second-half of the season off to a flying start on Sunday.
One week after her third place in the Slalom in Jasna, Wendy Holdener again made the podium in the second Slalom event in Aare on Saturday. The Swiss athlete finished in third place to celebrate her 27th podium finish in this discipline.
On the eve of the PSA World Tour’s return, HEADSQUASH caught up with New Zealand’s World No.8 Joelle King to check out how her preparations for the second-half of what has been the most daunting season in the history of the professional game have gone.
The HEAD World Cup Rebels demonstrated their world-class form in style in Saalbach-Hinterglemm: In the Downhill event on Saturday Vincent Kriechmayr, Beat Feuz, and Matthias Mayer celebrated an awesome triple victory for the HEAD team. In the Super-G on Sunday, Vincent Kriechmayr again raced to the podium in third place. Wendy Holdener finished third in the Slalom in Jasna on Saturday, her second podium finish of the season.
Novak Djokovic today becomes the longest-standing male player at the top of tennis’s world rankings. The 33-year-old Serb appears at the top of this week’s ranking list for the 311th week of his career, beating the record of 310 set in 2018 by Roger Federer.
Lara Gut-Behrami continues her run of success following the World Championships. The double World Champion won both Downhill races on Friday and Saturday in Val di Fassa to celebrate her first two victories in the discipline this season. On Sunday she finished in second place to secure the Crystal Globe in the Super-G this season. The Swiss athlete also took the overall lead in the World Cup this weekend. And double World Champion Mathieu Faivre confirmed his world-leading status with a victory and a second place in the Giant Slalom events in Bansko.