Serious allegations against the Austrian Ski Association: At the age of just 19, the former cross-country hope Witta-Luisa Walcher ended her career and in the course of this violently dealt with the ÖSV.

    Before her time in the international competition circus has even really begun, Witta Walcher has already given up her cross-country skis.

    The 19-year-old Austrian has announced her resignation. To say goodbye, she shot sharply against her own association.

    “If there is no support from the ÖSV, you can’t do it mentally,” criticized Walcher of the “Small newspaper” and added: “Even though I was in the B squad, I was not given a coach, I trained a lot on my own.”

    The former hope in Austrian cross-country skiing complained about the two-class society in the association.

    “In general, the focus in ÖSV is more on a small group of athletes. Others who perform the same or better have to organize themselves,” complained the teenager, who missed the 2021/2022 season due to an infection with glandular fever.

    Strong accusation against the ÖSV

    The daughter of the former cross-country aces Maria Theurl-Walcher and Achim Walcher also claimed that there was no equality at ÖSV.

    “Women are ignored”, was the harsh accusation of the disappointed ex-athlete, which was vehemently rejected by Alois Stadlober, the sports director of the Austrian cross-country skiers.

    Walcher had delivered strong results at junior level for years, positioning himself for promotion to the national team. Ultimately, however, the hopes of all those involved were not fulfilled.

    It is not known whether the Styrian (born 2002) will now completely turn her back on winter sports.

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