Lara Gut-Behrami is happy. Sports is always better. And: the husband Valon Behrami is at Garmisch-Partenkirchen beside him!
The sun shines on the face of Lara Gut-Behrami. And also the radios of 27 years! He finished finishing 12th in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (De), his second best downhill this winter. "I'm on the right track …" Lara is even happier, but another fact: her husband Valon Behrami (33) is here!
For the first time since its celebration, the former Nati star visits her lady of hearts in a skiing race. It does not mean anything. "No, no …" she says and kindly apologizes. Shortly after, Behrami leaves the final zone along with Lara and the media officer Giulia Candiago. He carries with love his wife's ski bag, they talk and laugh.
The highlighted points of the descent
Corinne Suter swings beyond Garmisch's podium
You can see your luck. Valon plays the previous day with his Udinese club on Exactly against Sampdoria – and experienced a day of crows black: Behrami has to penalize 0: 1 and is replaced after 42 minutes: his team finally loses 0: 4. But: at this time, about 22 hours later and 580 kilometers of car to the north, forgotten. Valon and Lara: they are the dream couple in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen final zone!
Recall: even before the season, Gut-Behrami explained that he was very happy to have Valon at his side. "It gives me a lot. Previously, I only had the races. When I won, everything was fine. If not, it was bad. That does not make sense." There is no victory for Gut-Behrami. But at least: with ranges 3 and 12 you can live well. "This was another step forward. I was active in skiing, from top to bottom. And it was no longer just for skiing."
But how does it continue? Lara rests right now. Then she wants to work on her giant slalom swing. However, I would have to leave the race in Maribor (Sln) on Saturday. "To save forces of the World Cup", as she says. She knows: only three days later, the Super G World Cup is due. But there is still a catch: in the giant slalom, Ticino only has half of the mark (place 14 in Sölden) marked. Because competition in Swiss Ski, but in this discipline, is not huge, you still have to set for the World Cup.