Beijing 2022, Fischnaller bronze in toboggan: third blue medal

The South Tyrolean carabiniere: “A bronze that is worth a lot after PyeongChang disappointment in 2018”

TO Beijing 2022 the blue Dominik Fischnaller wins the bronze in the men’s single toboggan race at the Olympic Winter Games. The South Tyrolean carabiniere, third after the first 3 runs, closed with a total score of 3’49”686, behind the Austrian Wolfgang Kindl, 3’48”895. Gold to the German Johannes Ludwig with a total time of 3’48”735.

For Italy this is the third medal at the Games, the medal number 18 in the history of the blue sled. “This medal has a lot of value after 4 difficult years, I missed very little in the last Games, I am very happy” said the blue Dominik Fischnaller who took revenge after the near podium at PyeongChang 2018.

“They were hard days with the positivity of my cousin Kevin – continues the blue to the microphones of Rai Sport -, I hope he will recover soon, this medal is also for him. I dedicate this medal to my family but also to me for these 4 years where I never gave up“.

Fischnaller built his podium with a time of 57”420 in the last heat, in the previous three he had finished with a time of 57”361, 57”444 and 57”461. Italy was missing a medal in sledding from Armin Zoggeler’s bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games. The other blue in the race, Leon Felderer, closes in 11th position with a total time of 3’51”840.

“It is a medal we were very keen on” comments the president of Coni, Giovanni Malagò. “We had already aimed at PyeongChang four years ago. Unfortunately in Korea Dominik was mocked for only two thousandths of a second. Today he took his big revenge. I’m happy for him, for Armin, for the Federation “.

“They have worked seriously and hard over the years and today we can say that Italy has found Zoeggeler’s heir, especially with a view to Milano Cortina 2026. Considering that we don’t have a track in Italy, this medal can almost be defined as a miracle. Finally, allow me to greet the unfortunate Kevin, whom I will meet in four years in Cortina ”, concludes the number one of Coni.