“I’m so happy, I can not complain. I was not nervous, I had a lot of fun,” said the middle walder and added in sunny Zhangjiakou: “I would like to go further.” In doing so, your day had begun badly: “I have badly flaped. I put the alarm clock around a quarter before six – and I woke up at half past six.”
Morgan and a phone call with the brother
Morgan had even phoned her brother between the runs. “He said, if you have the landing, it could be that you win a medal. That made me really nervous.”
The victory on the sophisticated course in Zhangjiakou, where the athletes go on railings and ramps and jump over a small hut, went to Zoi Sadowski-Synnott. The 20-year-olds took the first Olympic gold at winter games for New Zealand ever.
Sport director hopes for 2026
Morgan is the first German snowboarder who could qualify for an Olympic Slopestyle final. Even before the season highlight in Beijing, she sat down this winter one or the other athletic exclamation mark and, among other things, drove two podium sites in the World Cup – one in the slopestyle and one in the discipline Big Air, where you will still start with these games.
The sports director of the German team, Andreas Scheid, also trust her even for the future. “Annika is still very young and the level here hitherto higher than in the World Cup. At the games 2026 she is in perfect age,” he said.