Katharina Liensberger is one of the Austrian talents in tech events, taking inspiration from the best athletes in the World to improve her skiing daily. Here you can get to know her better when she talked with FIS
Your first World Cup race was in Flachau 2016.Since then your growth has been steady in terms of results; your first top-ten arrived in 2018 inZagreb, and last season you achieved your first World Cup Podium in Flachau. How would you describe your journey?
I really enjoy my journey, which is always getting better, and it‘s so impressive to me to have done these steps in such a short time. I love the process of developing into a faster skier, and just to sum it up...ski racing is not only a part of my life, it gives me enthusiasm, ambition, and vitality for every upcoming day. Even though it will probably be a never ending story to reach my highest level, I would say that challenging yourself to do the best that you can is the most exciting part of the sport. If you do it right, it might not be so unbelievable to see great outcomes.
In reviewing of your career so far, you won two silver medals at the Junior World Championships of St.Moritz and Are, and, most importantly, you won two silver medals in the Team Event at Are World Championship and the Pyeongchang Olympic Games. Considering your young age, these are pretty impressive results. How do you describe these achievements?
To be honest, when I look back, especially to the last two seasons, I'm very proud, and I would say that it is the result of all the progress and steps I have taken every day to move forward and get better and faster on my skis. But whatever actions I do, there‘s never a predictable outcome. All I can say is that I‘m proud to see that not just me - actually my whole team - does a real good job, as the results show, and I’́m so thankful for all the support I get. Of course, I’ve got plenty of ambition for the future, and I really look forward to everything that is to come while I’m able to live my life this way.