The HEAD Racing Team has landed another coup: After Rainer Schönfelder signed his contract, one of the world’s most successful ski racers also decided to join the team. Anja Pärson will be racing on the complete HEAD package (ski, binding, boot) starting winter 2008/2009.
„My goal is to win the Overall World Cup again with my new equipment“, says the 27 year old. She won three World Cup races last season. That this is not reflecting her true potential becomes clear by looking at the impressive results of her 10 year career. Anja Pärson has won 38 World Cup races; twice she won the Overall World Cup.
Two highlights of the upcoming two years will be the World Championships in Val d’Isère 2009 and the Olympic Winter Games 2010 in Vancouver. At such big events the Scandinavian has proven her class before. Besides winning five Olympic medals, Anja Pärson is the only woman that won World Championship titles in all disciplines. With the help of her new team Anja wants to continue to write history with new titles.
The HEAD Woman Team with Maria Riesch and Elisabeth Görgl will benefit from the great experience of this accomplished Swedish athlete. With Maria Riesch and Elisabeth Görgl the HEAD Team was four times successful during last winter’s World Cup – Maria also won two discipline titles in Super G and the Super Combination. „
We are committed to strengthen our team in the Woman’s disciplines and with Anja Pärson we were able to sign the ideal athlete to accomplish this goal. With her experience and her successes in the sport she will be a great asset to our team. Our equipment developing team will also greatly benefit from her in put”, says HEAD Race Director Rainer Salzgeber.
HEAD CEO Johan Eliasch also appreciates the value of Anja Pärson’s strong personality and her goal oriented attitude: „Anja Pärson is as a global athlete recognized worldwide. Particularly on the Scandinavian market Anja Pärson will strengthen the HEAD brand and be a benefit to our marketing efforts.“