Guadagnini looking for gold from Italian women’s team
The Italian women’s team, led by Head Coach Matteo Guadagnini, is looking ahead after a season which broke all kinds of records. The upcoming year will be full of major events like the Winter Olympic Games and expectations are high. Last season, the team earned 25 podium finishes by five different athletes, five beautiful victories (three by Sofia Goggia and two by Federica Brignone) and first place in the women’s Nations Cup.
“The girls have reached a certain physical maturity, mental and technical,” Guadagnini said. “They have the quality to fight at the highest levels in both competitions… Goggia and Brignone can compete for the best results on the World Cup, have the weapons to win in three disciplines, although they will find rivals returning after an injury that will increase competition. However, they are able to bear this responsibility. ”
The Italians will also have their own squad of athletes returning from injury next season.
“Girls like Elena Curtoni, Pichler, Gasslitter and Midali are recovering talents who we cannot abandon, and we must have the patience to wait for them.”
In addition to extensive offseason workouts to get stronger for a very long and important season, the team will get on snow at the end of the summer. The dynamic group will leave for South America to end of August and will return to Italy in early October, traveling between Valle Nevado, Chile, and Ushuaia, Argentina.
Release courtesy of the Italian Ski Federation