Our Olympic champions are gifted a wooden fox

The Olympic champions in Beijing, Michelle Gisin, Corinne Suter and Lara Gut-Behrami were all congratulated by the Organising Committee for the World Cup races in Crans-Montana. The golden Swiss trio each received a wooden sculpture of a fox, a reference to the ‘trou du renard’, or foxhole, a key section of Crans-Montana’s Mont Lachaux piste.

Michelle Gisin and Corinne Suter received their prize in person, to the applause of the Valais spectators. The two young women particularly enjoyed celebrating their Olympic medals with fans on the Haut-Plateau, and will no doubt find a special place at home for their brand new wooden companions.

Deprez / Dubuis photos, cransmontana & Vidéo: SkiActu (in French only)