Marta Bassino aims for rainbow encore in parallel bars
The words of Marta Bassino
First and only day of rest for the Courchevel/Meribel rainbow event, which resumes awarding medals on Tuesday, February 14, with an intense program. At 12:15 p.m. (live on Raisport and Eurosport TV), in fact, the team parallel event is scheduled, in which Italy will start with the following athletes: Lara Della Mea, Asja Zenere, Beatrice Sola, Alex Vinatzer, Filippo Della Vite and Giovanni Borsotti.
In the afternoon, at 5 p.m., the qualifying rounds of both the men’s and women’s individual parallel are scheduled in Courchevel, in which Marta Bassino, Lara Della Mea, Beatrice Sola and Asja Zenere among the women and Luca De Aliprandini, Giovanni Borsotti, Filippo Della Vite and Alex Vinatzer among the men will take part. The format calls for only one run per competitor, entrants will be drawn to compete on either the red lane or the blue lane, at the end only the best eight times in the red lane and the best eight times in the blue lane will be promoted to the final round scheduled in Meribel on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 12 noon.
Marta Bassino has been training for the past few days in the specialty where she defends the gold she won in a tie with Katharina Liensberger two years ago in Cortina. “Today I did four parallel laps in preparation for the next days. I have to defend the title but the medal I won in super-giant the other day took so much pressure off me. I always use the parallel as preparatory training for the giant and it is a discipline I like, although the giant always remains my main obiwttivo of this trip, however now I want to focus on this race.”