Tina Maze is the new woman to beat

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Slovenia's Tina Maze won the giant slalom event in Courchevel, France, on 16th December.

"Training on very hard slopes is paying off. I have an extraordinary team supporting me and each of them contributed a great share to my success," Maze told the STA.

Tina Maze has stayed focused and committed to achieving her goals, racing with incredible energy and determination. Even as a member of a small team, meaning that she has had to tackle problems largely on her own, she has succeeded. She is becoming a skiing legend, a role model for generations and an inspiration for young skiers following her path. In contrast to last year’s season, when she failed to mount the winners’ podium, this year’s season has started like a dream.

Despite her successes Maze has remained modest and down to earth, yet showing great commitment, fighting spirit and determination to continue her good performance. “I did not end last season to my liking, even though I finished second in the overall standings. I encountered a lot of problems and made many mistakes. I was not very satisfied at the end, because I had not won one single race. This winter started in the opposite way. I am skiing well and fast,” said Maze.

Together with ice-hockey player Anže Kopitar and Maribor Football Club, the general public selected Tina Maze as the Sports Brand of 2012. We wish our excellent skier every success in furthering her career and achieving, through passion and perseverance, her goal of topping the winner’s podium, thus securing her place in the skiing annals and furthering Slovenia’s reputation throughout the world.

Source: Matjaž Nemec, Sinfo, December 2012  and STA
Photo: STA