The Slovenia Times

Skiing: Štuhec headlines Slovenia's world championship team


Slovenia will field nine men and six women competitors, including Štuhec, the current World Cup leader in downhill and Alpine combined in the women's competition.

The 26-year-old from Maribor has six podium finishes this season, of which five victories, and is currently 4th overall in the World Cup, with points won in all five disciplines.

Štuhec said that while she was aiming high, she would not put pressure on herself as the competition was strong. "I will do my best and we will see what happens," she added.

Head of the Slovenian alpine skiing team Miha Verdnik is "happy that we have a big and strong team after a long time and that we will be represented in all disciplines."

Verdnik does not want to put pressure on Štuhec or any other skier, but he said that the team "can surprise in every competition and, if they show what they are capable of, we will be celebrating."

According to him, the skiers are well prepared and will be aiming for the highest spots in every race.

"We want to be among the first six in every race. We also want to bring a medal home and everything is focused on this goal."

Slovenia will be without its best skier of all time Tina Maze, who retired after the 2014/2015 season. Maze was the star of the previous Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek, taking gold medals in the downhill and the super-combined and sliver in the super-G.


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