Innsbruck – The Tyrol gala is an evening of heroes. But this is not always for those who are there. It is also for those who have not come. And those who could no longer come. Before that it was really loud in the festive part last night, there was a brief silence in Dogana at the Innsbruck congress. The audience rose – athletes, officials, families, friends, acquaintances, all set eyes on the screen behind the scenes, where the faces of Hansorurg Auer and David Lama reminded of the tragic fate of two Tyrolean mountaineers during the grief. The pictures were black and white. Both carried a smile. They should be remembered as inspiration.
Schubert: "The Dream Has Come True"
And from all the people, the climber Jakob Schubert, whom he loved like no other, was assigned to "Victor" as a sportsman of Tyrol from 2018. The 28-year-old from Innsbruck, the double-time champion at the Innsbruck domestic championship, prevailed against Tobago-based Olympic champion David Gleyerscher and the Alpine ski stars Manuel Feller and Michael Matt. "It's a tremendous honor, the dream has come true." To resist so many strong winter athletes, you see what climbing has in place, "the Boulder World Cup said in China, because Schubert was in a video message, former coach Heiko Wilhelm represented him honorary. In his praise he praised the winner: "Jacob always wanted to be first. Are you climbing the stairs or the way of eating."
Marathon double world champion Jakob Schubert was greeted with a video message from the Boulder World Championship in China.
– Vanessa Rachel
Stigger: "Unbelievably, this success"
The one who always wanted to be the first and who was, is Laura Stigger. Ötztaler won last year not only the title world champion on the mountain bike, but also on the road bike (the younger category). Without words, she made the sports audience in their great success at Innsbruck, a little without the words that was on Friday: "Unbelievably, this success," stuttered.
What does "Victor" mean for skiers who are tainted for success and who won the ranking? "We do not know that. The celebration is more fun then," said Manuel Feller on behalf of Steffi Bruner and Michael Matt, all Olympic champions in the Pyongyang. Gala presenter Sibila Bruner wished luck and concluded: "Make a party". The Trio did not accept Fryyatt – though closely: "The status units have already begun."
The team of the year of Tyrol, ski jumps Michael Matt, Stephanie Bruner and Manuel Feller (from left to right), with the year of the year Laura Stigger (2nd from left).
– Vanessa Rachel
Simon Volner, who was named "disabled athlete of the year" for the second time in a row, gave a touch moment. The mono-skier, who completed his career, brought his daughter Alena to his stage and gave him the trophy. The teenager proudly said: "Everyone can not do it." And she was happy: "Now there is more time for me". If she does not make a mistake, her father still has great goals. His creed: "There is a way everywhere, you should try everything."
Repeat winner Simon Volner with daughter Alena.
– Vanessa Rakhle / TT
Gala on TV: A summary in Tyrol today special (ORF 2, Saturday, 7 am). Determination of ORF Sport plus (May 1, 20:15).
Results from Tyrolean Sportlerwahl 2018
1. Laura Stigger (cycling) 33.46%
2. Vanessa Herzog (slipping on the slip) 13.89%
3. Stefani Bruner (Alpine skiing) 11.99%
4. Stefani Venier (Alpine skiing) 11.57%
5. Jánn Flok (Skeleton) 8.04%
1. Jakob Schubert (sport climbing) 20.85%
2. Manuel Feller (Alpine Skiing) 17.86%
3. David Glierscher (hiking) 13.43%
4. Michael Matt (Alpine Skiing) 12.76%
5. Dominique Lantenthringer (Biathlon) 6.00%
1. Bruner / Feller / Matt (Alpine Skiing) 26.78%
2. Penz / Fischler (hiking) 13.89%
3. Toboggan Team (artificial track tobogganing) 8.08%
4. Hypo Tirol Alpenvolleys (volleyball) 8.04%
5. Lindner / Vacha (arch) 7.53%
Sport special needs
1. Simon Volner (Alpine skiing) 21.42%
2. Martin Falch (Triathlon) 18.58%
3. Roman Rabl (Alpine skiing) 11.98%
4. Jasmine Planck (Parlammming) 10.67%
5. Andreas Kapfinger (Parabob) 9.63%
Special prize winners
Newcomer of the Year:
Of course, the group picture of Tyrolean gala with more honors in the center can not be missing.
– Vanessa Rachel