The 25-year-old from WSV Bischofswiesen lost in Tuesday’s final to Austrian Daniela Ulping, who moved up the overall standings. Having already slipped at the top of the track, the German had no chance of winning.
After a strong start to the season, Hofmeister was only 25th and 15th in the Cortina d’Ampezzo and Scholl events. In Bad Gastein, where she was on top of the podium in 2018 and 2020, the two-time World Cup winner announced her comeback and took third place on the podium this winter.
“Cruel, you took the stones of the day from my heart. The last few races have been really tough for me, I was really disappointed and couldn’t recall my performance. And that’s of all things in the Olympic season. “There are doubts, you wonder,” Hoffmeister said. “Very nice when the feeling comes back.”
For Hoffmeister’s teammate, Caroline Langenhorst, it ended up being in the quarter-finals, for Melanie Hockretter, she was already in the round of 16. Stefan Baumeister and Yannick Enginend also did not make it past the first knockout round in the men’s category. The victory went to Arvid Oner of the Austrian team, which occupied the first four places among them.
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