Nathalie Gröbli (M21) and Lorena Käslin (M18), new Swiss Junior Champions of the Alpine Combined

The Ladies' Alpine Combined, which took place under the radiant sun, set off the Swiss Junior 2015 Championships, speed races, in Crans-Montana.  The organisers provided two perfectly prepared and demanding Slalom and Downhill slopes to these champions of tomorrow.

It is with great motivation that all competitors met the challenge of the magical Mont Lachaux track,  the competitors also showed performances that were grand and that held great promise.  The favourites held their roles and are in the forefront, Nathalie Gröbli (SC Emmetten), Sinja Hobi (SC Klosters), Lorena Käslin (SC Beckenried-Klewenalp), Juliette Gauthier (C.S. Valmorel/France) and Medea Grand (SC Torrent Albinen).  The Alpine Combined also counted for the FIS Oerlikon races, in which these last five before-mentioned competitors had the first five places.

Nathalie Gröbli (18 years old) from Nidwald, had already confirmed her excellent performance during the two training runs. She won the Alpine Combined  in category U21 (years 94-96), gaining her second Swiss champion title in this discipline, after the gold medal in 2014, year in which she also won the title in Super-G.  Last year, Nathalie had also won the final classification U18 of the Oerlikon Swiss Cup, a valued series of races of Swiss-Ski.  The young and talented Lorena Käslin’s (17 years old) first title was won in Crans-Montana, in category M18 (years 97/98).

 

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