Although he is no longer engaged in sports, he is the star of the World Ski Championship: Ingemar Stenmark.
Wherever the current 62-year-old Swede has appeared, journalists and fans are struggling with it. Since the record player in the World Cup wins (86) has become a very rare guest in skiing.
"I'm a family man and I live a peaceful life," says Stenmark on Tuesday in Aare. He continues to follow the World Ski Cup regularly: "Not all races, but many."
Especially would like to see skiers Mikael Shiffrin, Marcel Hirscher or Clement Noel, says Stenmark. Especially at Hirscher he was "impressed".
Stenmark believes in Hirscher-Double
"He is so strong, he has only a physical, mental, really strong head, if he does a bad ride, he will be back in the second round, and if he does a bad race he will not be under stress and only win the next," Stenmark says about seven times the total winner of the World Cup.
He believes Hirscher will also win the World Cup giant slalom and slalom. "But this is the World Cup, everything can happen, there are still a few more candidates," says Stenmark and among other things names his countryman Andre Myhrer.
"Shiffrin will win more than 100 races"
Hirscher could be one of those athletes who in the near future could break the record of 86 World Cup wins in Sweden. Salzburg currently has 68 wins.
"I like to talk about the file, but honestly, I do not care about it because you can not compare it, it brings me publicity, now that Lindsey (Vonn, storyteller) just wanted to break it again. I read all the newspapers again, even in Los Angeles to me, that's good, "Stenmark laughed.
Sooner or later, the log will be interrupted. "I think Marcel and Mikael Shiffrin can and can break it, too," says Stenmark.
However, he does not dare to give up on the prognoses of the two of them first to do so. "I have no idea, but Michael will surely win more than 100 races!"
"I could not handle it"
The difference between the lives of the current super stars and their time is still great.
"The runners have a lot of pressure today, I would not submit to the media," explains Stenmark. "Today, athletes must interview the TV before the race, between running and after the race, and then the ceremony will award the prize and draw, which is definitely too much for me."
And Parsons worship
Anja Pärson, who won three gold medals at the World Championship in Aare in 2007, is also hired by Hirscher. "It's great to watch him," says the 37-year-old Swede.
It's unbelievable how much Salzburg is consistent, "and how it races and how it keeps itself in the race, and even when it is ice-cold or restless, it can always adapt its technique."
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