Snowboarding World Championships, Women's Snowboardcross, March 1, 2023, Bakuriani. Czech competitor Eva Adamczyková rejoices at the victory.
Bakuriani (Georgia)/Prague – Snowboard crosser Eva Adamczyková believed in victory from the beginning at the championship in Bakuriani, Georgia. And that, according to her own words, helped her to have no competition on the track today and to win her second world title. “I knew I had what it took and I wanted to win,” she said in a press release.
In Bakuriani, he will also take part in the pairs race, which was originally supposed to be held on Saturday, but the organizers moved it to Thursday due to the unfavorable weather forecast. “I think we still have a chance for a medal,” commented Adamczyková, with whom coach Marek Jelínek will send Radek Houser to the race. The start is scheduled for 7:30 CET.
Today, the Olympic champion from Sochi won her first race since a serious injury in December 2021. Due to broken legs, she also missed the Beijing Games, but returned at the beginning of this season. “I had the same confidence in myself in the previous races, but I had the feeling that the girls were already riding well, that this and that was not enough for me anymore. Today I thought to myself that I drive really well. That I drive better than them, so why not win” Adamczyková confided.
Despite her determination and self-confidence, she remained cautious. “It's definitely not good to count on the fact that you will win it clearly, because so many favorites fell here. You really needed to concentrate a lot. Thanks to the fact that I saw that they were falling a lot, I really tried to concentrate on every meter of the track,” she said 29-year-old Czech representative.
She rated the semi-final as the worst of the four winning runs, where she had a poor start. On the contrary, she considered the final run to be the best, she did not give her opponents a chance. “I had a good feeling and I told myself that I would give it my all, that there was nothing to spare, so I had to stomp as hard as I could. And I succeeded,” she said.
She was glad that in all races she drove alone in the lead and, with the exception of the first turn, avoided contact with her rivals. “I could only focus on myself and do all those things there. You have a clear space in front of you. No one threatens you, you don't have to decide whether you drive behind him or next to him,” she praised herself.
She was but also ready for sharp fights. “Fortunately, I tried driving behind the girls in training and I trusted myself here in those flaps for overtaking,” she added after the race, in which she did not need such maneuvers.