The Slovenia Times

Slovenian skiers off to a good season start


Drev, who started the season opener with the no. 3 jersey, was eighth after the first run, but lost some time in the second to come across the finish line 3.29 seconds behind Lara Gut of Switzerland.

"I felt better in the second run... but lost a lot in the lower part of the slope. I don't know why, we'll have to see what happened. I'm happy with 10th place, it is much better than in previous years," the 31-year old Drev said.

Robnik, who won her first points from a race in Sölden today, came in 3.93 seconds behind Gut, meanwhile said she was happy with both runs: "I'm a bit happier with the first run, because the result was a bit better. However, I'm also happy with the second run."

"It's certainly good to get in the final run in the first event of the season. It's good for confidence and for the feeling in the coming races," the 25-year-old added.

The remaining two Slovenians, Katarina Lavtar and Ana Bucik did not make it to the second run.

Slovenian's are competing without the country's best skier to date Tina Maze for the second season running. She announced on Thursday she was ending her professional career.

However, the winner of 13 medals at major competitions, four Olympic and nine World Championship medals, said she would make one final appearance at the Golden Fox event in front of the home crowd in Maribor in January.


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