NO FIXED PLACES FOR THE SWISS WOMEN’S TEAM
18.03.2023 - The next generation of Swiss women skiers failed to secure any permanent places for the World Cup next season. Mélanie Meillard in the giant slalom and Delia Durrer in the downhill just missed out on top three finishes in their respective disciplines in the European Cup.
The women's European Cup season came to an end on Saturday in Narvik, and the Swiss women’s team had less success than the previous winter. None of the Swiss managed to finish in the top three to secure a permanent place in the World Cup races next season in any of the continental disciplines.
However Mélanie Meillard from Valais came very close, finishing 4th in the giant slalom. In the end, she was 36 points short of 3rd place, but the skier from Hérémence can console herself with her convincing results in Norway, as she finished 3rd on two occasions, both in the giant and in the slalom.
Delia Durrer also finished frustratingly in 4th place in the downhill. She was in the top three this winter, but didn’t manage to score the 25 points she needed after finishing 6th in the downhill in Narvik. Juliana Suter and Janine Schmitt finished 9th in the downhill.
Delia Durrer also finished 6th in the super-G, but it was Janine Schmitt from St.Gallen who was the highest ranked Swiss competitor in the discipline. In the final race on Saturday, she finished 12th.
Finally, in the slalom, Nicole Good ranked 7th at the end of the season, finishing her winter with a sound 2nd place in Narvik.