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.