June 20, 2024

Germany instead of Canada: This ski lady is causing a sensation - Alpine skiing

Germany instead of Canada: This ski lady is causing a sensation – Alpine skiing

This ski girl wants to start in Germany. © AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI

The time has come next weekend: then the World Cup season starts at the Sky Circus. Just before Solden’s start, a news story made waves in the German ski team.

At the beginning of 2019, a young Canadian caught the attention of the ski scene. We’re talking about Ronnie Remm: out of nowhere, the then-23-year-old took second in the Granz Montana Alpine Combi, earning his first World Cup podium. A few days ago, at the World Ski Championships in Ayr, he narrowly missed the big plot: the all-rounder finished fifth overall and was very close to a medal, however, it didn’t come.

It was during that season that Remme seemed to make his breakthrough. But in the years that followed, things got a little tougher. The Canadian hasn’t been able to repeat his best winter so far, especially since nothing has gone right for the North American over the past two seasons. His best finish was 17th in the Zagreb slalom. Conclusion: During the summer, Ronnie Remme did not appear in the squad for the Canadian national team. But that didn’t matter to her, because the 26-year-old had a new plan in her pocket: she would start for the German ski team in the future.

“Here we go!”
Ronnie Remme

Remme, who has competed in two Olympic Games, made the announcement on social media on Wednesday. “I will represent Germany next season,” says the all-rounder, whose grandmother is from Germany. “I’m honored and excited about this opportunity. A big thank you to the team for making me feel so welcome and making this big transition less intimidating.” The skier wrote these lines in English, but ended his post with a typical German expression: “Let’s go!”

Remme competed in two Olympic Games. © AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI

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Active mainly in the downhill, super-G and slalom categories, Remme also has some parting words ready for his Canadian fans: “I loved every minute I rode for the Canadian team. I will never forget those years. A big thank you for the support.” In the upcoming season, the German ski team will be enriched by a very interesting personality.