Mowinckelová was excluded from the opening giant slalom due to the measured extremely high level of fluorine on the slide. After the first round of the race, the two-time Olympic silver medalist was in sixth place.
Fluorine on skis deprived Mowinckelová of the races. ‘There is a lot of speculation around it,’ says the Czech head coach
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The wax used was inspected by the ski federation FIS and did not contain fluorine. Now the ski manufacturer has come to the conclusion that a dirty tool was to blame. “We are happy that together we managed to uncover the cause of the limit values being exceeded, and it is an important clue to what we have to pay attention to in the future when preparing our skis,” said Head of Sports Department Rainer Salzgeber.
According to him, Mowinckelová, who as the third woman in the giant slalom at this year’s World Championships in Méribel was one of the favorites in Sölden, was completely innocent. “He gets skis completely prepared from us before the race,” he said.
In Sölden, right at the beginning of the season, it was the first case of disqualification in skiing after the introduction of a ban on the use of waxes with fluorine, which is harmful to the environment and human health. Due to EU regulations in the interest of protecting the environment and human health, it was originally supposed to apply from the 2020/21 season, but in the end, the controversial rule did not manage to be implemented even last season. It is only valid from this year, but there are still doubts about the reliability of the tests performed.
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