Just before I set off for Pyeongchang, I would like to take a first look back at my season. I am more than satisfied with the way I have been skiing so far, although there were two exceptions: the Giant Slaloms in Courchevel and Kranjska Gora.
I was brave and went into attack mode. I gave my absolute all and was always focused on getting one of the top positions. My preparations in the summer were optimal; I also changed my material a bit. Without all this I wouldn’t have been able to take this big step forward.
I really liked the way I skied the Super G in St. Moritz, the Super G in Val d’Isere was actually also a cool run despite my fall. In my special discipline, the Giant Slalom, most of the time I skied consistently and technically well and was able to put in good performances.
In every race I try to maintain the best possible control and yet still push myself to the limit. I am now skiing more precisely and with more focus.
Even though I had to take a break due to my flu infection – something that was really difficult for me, the strategy proved to be right, stay patient and don’t lose your focus despite missing a lot of training. For me, a lot of things have now really fallen into place – I am going to Pyeongchang with a very positive feeling.
Deep down, I know that I did many things right this season. That’s why I can tackle the coming weeks in harmony with myself. I want to ski the way I have been skiing over the last few weeks, and I want to put in a good performance from one race to the next. For me, it is the process as a whole that is always important – every race counts and contributes to the overall result.
That’s why I have only recently started to focus on the Olympics and now I am getting a real feel for this great event, which was so far off in the future before. When I start to pack my case for the trip, then my heart will be jumping for joy – joy at all the things that will be happening over the next few weeks!