Lara Gut joins the HEAD World Cup Rebels Family
- in HEAD ski
- posted May 8, 2015
“HEAD is simply the strongest team in alpine skiing and I am very happy that I can be part of it. I am confident that I have the opportunity to take a step forward with HEAD,” explained HEAD newcomer Lara Gut.”Lara is a good candidate for World Cup victories and World Cup Globes. It is our aim to achieve this with her. With Lindsey Vonn and Anna Fenninger we have two hot contenders for the overall World Cup. Lara Gut is very strong in three of the main disciplines; in Downhill, Super-G and Giant Slalom, she is also very competitive in the combination. She is born in 1991, the youngest candidate for the overall World Cup. With her experience and what it has previously been shown by Lara, she is a strong addition to our team,” explained HEAD Racing Director Rainer Salzgeber.
Gut won the bronze in the Sochi Olympic Downhill also has three silvers and a bronze from the World Championships in Schladming, Val d’Isere and recently in Vail Beaver Creek.Lara Gut is a determined racer that will fit well into the successful World Cup Rebels team: “I’ve never been as conscious as I am now that the only thing that really matters is what you’re doing on the slope; motivation, preparation, calmness are factors that can help or stop you but the real moment, the one that matters, is when you’re in the start gate and you can concentrate on all what you are and what you have done in your skiing,” Lara explains on her website.
Johan Eliasch, the CEO of HEAD, added “I am delighted to welcome Lara to our race team. I trust our race equipment will enable her to realise her full potential. She is an extremely talented and dedicated racer“.
Born: 27. April 1991 in Sorengo (Schweiz)
Ski-Club: Sporting Gottardo
Hobbys: reading, backing, sport
Disciplinces: Downhill, Super-G, Giant Slalom, Combined
Successes: Bronze medal downhill Olympia Sotschi 2014; Silver medal downhill World Championships Val d’Isère 2009, Silver medal Super-combined World Championships Val d’Isère 2009, Silver medal Super-G World Championships Schladming 2013, Bronze medal downhill World Championships Vail 2015; Super-G-Worldcup globe 2013/14; third place Overall-Worldcup 2013/14; twelve Worldcup wins (4 Downhill, 7 Super-G, 1 Giant Slalom)