Incredible!! Our Blue Tomato team rider and freeski rookie Lisi Gram (15) got 1st in halfepipe at the first Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck!
After a suprising 1st place in the qualification where she has already dominated her competititors, she amassed 84.75 points to win the Gold in front of a delighted crowd.
All the time Lisi looked natural and smooth on her way to the Gold as she linked a straight-edge safety with a 540, then finished with her signature hand-plant.
“It’s my special trick,” Lisi said of her hand-plant. “That’s my trick and if I do it everyone knows, ‘Yeah that’s Lizzy’.”
As she had hip pain beacause of a bail she had to pull herself together. ” I was a bit nervous, but relaxed, “she admitted at the finish and could not realize their succes after the run, “but it’s mega cool.”
Many fans from her homestown, including parents and friends, have seen Lisi in a unknown role, as she had to answer so many interview questions, “quite unusual,” admitted the winner.
After this, she celebrated her triumph in a small group. Besides, it was another premiere too: the first time freestyle skiing in the halfpipe as an Olympic sport!