Gold success for Verena Roher and Tim-Kevin Ravnjak
Since competing at the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012, snowboarders Verena Rohrer (SUI) and Tim-Kevin Ravnjak (SLO) have not looked back. This season they experienced their first Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and last week the 17-year-old athletes became the new snowboard halfpipe junior world champions.
For the young Swiss snowboarder, Verena Roher, this victory in Valmalenco, Italy, earned her career’s first title at the FIS Snowboard Junior World Championships.
“After placing second in the qualifiers, I knew that it would be a close decision. Now, I couldn't be happier that it worked out.”
With an outstanding choreography, including back-to-back 540- and 360-degree spins, and some impressive flips and twists, the teenager scored the highest mark.
On the men’s side, 17-year-old YOG graduate Tim-Kevin Ravnjak from Slovenia, who finished 8th at Sochi 2014, secured his second title at the Junior World Championships.