Alpine World Ski Championships: Slovakia Takes Home Silver Medal

Slovak Veronika Velez-Zuzulova (right) and French Adeline Baud Mugnier on the track during team event final at 2017 Alpine Ski World Championship in St. Moritze on February 14

St. Moritz, February 13 (TASR) – A Slovak quartet on Tuesday won a silver medal at the 2017 Alpine World Ski Championships in the national team competition held in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Second place was secured by Veronika Velez-Zuzulova, Petra Vlhova, Matej Falat and Andreas Zampa. In the team event final, the French team of Adeline Baud Mugnier, Mathieu Faivre, Alexis Pinturault and Tessa Worley won on a time tiebreaker of 0.08 seconds after each team won two legs of parallel slalom races.

The bronze medal went to Sweden, who beat Switzerland 3:1.

“This is a great success for our sport. Many people ski in Slovakia, but we’re essentially a private team that doesn’t enjoy the same conditions as large ski racing teams. Such a success makes our joy all the more sweeter.” stressed coach Timotej Zuzula.