Snowboard World Cup: Only plate for Hofmeister in parallel slalom

Status: 02/21/2023 2:11 p.m

At the snowboard world championships in Bakuriani, the German team remains without a medal. In difficult conditions, Ramona Hofmeister came in the thankless fourth place.

Ramona Hofmeister still has to wait for a gold medal at a major event. The 26-year-old had problems in each of her runs, but still made it to the semi-finals. There she met Ladina Jenny. Right from the start, Hofmeister was awkward, but didn’t remain flawless afterwards either and had to let the Swiss pass her. In the small final, Hofmeister initially got into the race well, but then she was too aggressive – the mistakes kept piling up. In the end, the Austrian Sabine Schöffmann secured the bronze medal.

There would have been more”said the 2019 World Cup bronze medalist and 2021 runner-up, “but you can’t drive it any worse down there.” Hofmeister was devastated: “I didn’t enjoy it at all today, not from the start. I couldn’t handle the track at all.”

Zogg world champion after fall drama

Julie Zogg secured the title. The Swiss defeated her compatriot Jenny in the final. The world title for Zogg comes as a bit of a surprise. The 30-year-old had to be transported on Sunday (02/19/23) after a fall with the Akja and was taken to the hospital. Then the all-clear: Zogg “only” suffered bruises.

Out for hole in the quarterfinals

For Cheyenne Loch it was over in the quarterfinals. The Bavarian had no chance in the race against Schöffmann. Carolin Langenhorst failed in the round of 16 against Hofmeister. Melanie Hochreiter did not make it into the final round.

  • Result Women’s Snowboard World Cup Parallel Slalom
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Medal candidate Baumeister fails in the qualification

As on Sunday, the German snowboarders fell short of expectations. For Stefan Baumeister, who was hoping for a medal, the race was already over in qualifying. Elias Huber, Ole-Mikkel Prantel and Yannik Angenend also retired early.

The Austrian Andreas Prommegger became world champion. Silver went to his compatriot Arvid Auner. Canadian Arnaud Gaudet took bronze.

  • Result men’s snowboard world championship parallel slalom
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Patience was required

It was a game of patience for Hofmeister and Co.: Because of the poor slope conditions in Bakuriani/Georgia, the parallel slalom race at the Snowboard World Championships had to be postponed by two hours. The track, which had already presented itself in poor condition during the parallel giant slalom on Sunday, broke in places. Austria’s Alexander Payer, who won bronze in the first race, injured his knee. “The World Cup is over for me” he said and scolded them “desolate” slope.

Hofmeister with clear words towards the organizer

“I really held back in the last interview on Sunday, but today – no”Hofmeister scolded. “I’m really really disappointed that such conditions are at a World Cup”Hofmeister rumbled in view of the broken track in the Lesser Caucasus in several places on both courses.

How difficult the conditions were is also shown by the fact that the world champions in the parallel giant slalom Tsubaki Miki from Japan and the Pole Oskar Kwiatkowski failed in the first quarter.

Ramona Hofmeister wanted to become world champion in the title fights in Georgia. But the co-favorite and all other Germans failed early.