Christmas is just around the corner and somehow I have the feeling that the Christ Child has already stopped by. But everything in order …
We started our winter at the Austrian Championships in Bischofshofen and in Ramsau. There – contrary to my form curve in the past years – I managed to win the competition on the normal hill. That was really cool!
At the beginning of November, at the World Cup opener in Wisla, things went really well, with a third and a fifth place, I celebrated the best start to the season of my entire career. During the break for the World Soccer Championships I was able to improve my form even more and at the end of November in Ruka I finished second once and made it to the top of the podium once. Mega!
At the next stop in Titisee-Neustadt I did even better! In the mixed team competition Eva Pinkeling, Sara Marita Kramer, Michi Hayböck and I had a great day and won the exciting jumping competition. Especially for my roommate and friend Michi I was extremely happy about our joint victory. After his disc operation a year ago, he fought his way back into the World Cup team over the summer and with this victory he finally proved that he is once again a force to be reckoned with.
At this year’s Tournament the density of favourites will be extremely high, but I am looking forward to the jumps in Oberstdorf, Garmisch, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen. I don’t really count myself among the favourites, but together with my systemic coach Patrick Murnig I have made a good plan.
What makes me particularly happy is that this year there will finally be a tour with spectators in the stadiums again. It’s going to be extremely casual again, especially at the stops in Austria it’s going to be a real blast. I hope to see many of you there, we’re looking forward to your loud support!
But now Christmas is just around the corner, I will enjoy these days and spend a lot of time with my family.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas, good health and a Happy New Year,
All my love,