Second bronze medal for Elisabeth Görgl

February 26th, 2010

Austria’s Elisabeth Görgl achieved another strong performance today during the second giant slalom run clinching another bronze medal at the end of that challenging competition.

The Tyrolian veteran, in the lead after the first run from Wednesday, finished a strong 3rd in that next-to-last women Olympic competition only 14/100 of a second from the winner, Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg.

She equaled the achievement by her mother Traudl Hecher, twice 3rd in downhill at the 1960 and the 1964 Olympics and confirmed her strong form from the early part of the season.

Back in December, Görgl beat USA’s Lindsey Vonn in Super-G at Lake Louise but she also excelled afterwards in some gates events. She had to qualify for that giant slalom race against her teammate Andrea Fischbacher in a timed trial run on Tuesday.

“I’m really happy to have made it into the GS team and showed my strength in that event, it’s great to get another medal here,” the Austrian who turned 29 earlier this week said. She ended 3rd in the downhill and 5th in the Super-G at the beginning of these Games.

“I was of course aiming for gold today but I made a few mistakes at the top,” Görgl explained. “I made up some time at the bottom but not enough. Yet so far I’m doing well here and I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s slalom,” added the talented Austrian who won two giant slaloms back in 2008 and finished several times on the podium also in slalom a few years ago. “I really enjoy competing in all competitions here, it is my goal to become an achieved all-rounder and excel in all disciplines.”