One of the best Alpine skiers in Switzerland, Wendy Holdener, has chosen a new coach. After her collaboration with Werner Zurbuchen ended, Wendy decided to train under the guidance of 47-year-old Austrian Klaus Mayrhofer.
Klaus worked for several years with the best slalom player in the Czech Republic, Sharka Insurance. It was under his guidance that she reached the peak of her career and won bronze at the 2015 world Alpine skiing Championships in the United States. Mayrhofer was also the coach of the Austrian women’s national team in speed disciplines.
Before the official confirmation of the new coach, Wendy and the Swiss ski Federation wanted to invite Livio Magoni, the current coach of Petra Vlhova. However, the skier from Slovakia, who won two “Small crystal globes” at the end of this season, has extended her contract with Livio until at least 2022.
In the 2019/2020 season, Wendy Holdener was on the podium 6 times in four disciplines, but did not win any races. At the end of the season, she finished sixth in the overall standings, fourth in the slalom standings, and second in the Alpine combination. Holdener is a two-time world champion in the Alpine combination, she also won gold in the team event as part of the Swiss team at the last world Championships and the Olympics in Korea. In the world Cup in Alpine skiing, Wendy was among the winners in the slalom 24 times, but has not yet won a single victory in this discipline.