02.03.2020 – 09.03.2020
My season highlight were the junior worldchampionships in Oberwiesenthal. At the beginning of the season I set myself a goal: to reach the top 3 at the JWCS. I trained the whole season with full focus on this event. Of course also on the worldcups, but this was the most important to me. On the 2nd of march we travelled with the group to Oberwiesenthal for an exciting week. First we had 2 trainings on the hill before the individual competition started. The first training went really good, but during the second one I did not perform well. My jumps got worse during every training. On the day of the individual competition my trial round wasn’t good either. I got a bit afraid to fail my goal. But luckily I was able to focus on the jumps which I had already shown this season. So my first competition round was good again. During the second jump I just tried to enjoy, and when I landed, I knew that I had won the competition. An incredible feeling. It was also a bit a relief, when I am honest. My family was also there to support me. It was honestly beautiful and emotional to share a moment like this with them. They support me since I have started the sport. They are a part of the journey.
The next event was the team competitions ladies. We had no idea, where we would end, because many nations had a really strong team. So it was an exciting day for us. In the first round my teammates showed amazing jumps, where we took the lead with a big head start. Also in the second round team Austria was extremely strong, so we won. Again a crazy moment. My second gold medal! It was so great to share something like this with my teammates.
On sunday the last event took place, the mixed team competition. Lisa, Marco, Peter and I were part of the team. Again a tight race with other nations. It was so exciting, because the difference was just about 1 point. In the end we could win the tight race with norway. Which means my 3rd gold medal, the second for Lisa and Peter and the first for Marco.
This week was just crazy. It was my season goal and to drive home with 3 gold medals is unbelievable. I am so thankful for the support, especially my coaches, my family, my sponsors, and and and… Without them this all wouldn’t be possible.
Here are some impressions of the last week. Enjoy!
Love Sara Marita