Marco Odermatt (*1997) grew up in Buochs, Nidwalden, and competed at his first FIS event at the age of 16. First, he started in all disciplines, but then he specialised in giant slalom, super-G, and downhill. At the 2016 Junior World Championships, he won gold in giant slalom and bronze in super-G.He was then nominated to compete in the discipline giant slalom at the 2016 Alpine World Cup in Sölden. He started with the high bib number 53 and surprisingly finished 17th, which earned him his first World Cup points. In the spring of 2017, he was awarded the title Junior Athlete of the Year by the Swiss Sports Aid Foundation. In the following season, Marco Odermatt, now 20 years old, won several spots on the podium at the European Cup and at the 2018 Junior Championships in Davos, he won a whopping 5 gold medals: in downhill, super-G, giant slalom; combined and in team events. With this, he set a new record: No one before him has ever won five gold medals during one Junior World Championship. With a total six gold medals and one bronze medal, he is the most successful skier behind Henrik Kristoffersen at the Junior World Championships. Last December, Odermatt, for the first time ever, finally made it into the top 10 at a World Cup race: He finished 7thin the Val d’Isère –giant slalom.
“I think it’s great that the Wings for Life World Run is an event where everybody can participate, have fun and do good at the same time.”
"I'm looking forward to experiencing this event for the first time with friends and fans, to participating myself.And I’m also really happy that, as an ambassador, I can make a difference –though not directly, but indirectly. Of course, this event deals with an issue nobody likes to think about. But I really like the idea that you can contribute, even if it’s just a little bit.”
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