UYN to take centre stage at the international event, from 6 to 16 February, with its technical underwear chosen by the top national ski teams
The great Alpine skiing season is about to reach its climax with the World Championships. From 6 to 19 February, 600 athletes from 75 countries will do battle on the slopes of Courchevel and Méribel (France). The UYNNER team is at the starting gate with great ambitions after the successes of Are 2019 (Sweden) and Cortina 2021 (Italy), which brought the Italian brand 16 golds and 45 podiums in total, making UYN underwear the most ‘medalled’ in the last two editions of the World Championships.
The national teams that have chosen UYN functional underwear for races and training are Italy, Austria, France, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Spain, Great Britain and China. Athletes will wear the UYN NATYON model developed by AREAS (Academy for Research and Engineering in Apparel and Sport) laboratory of UYN with cutting-edge technologies, produced in the headquarters of Asola (Mantova), tested and optimized by the athletes for maximum performance.
The UYNNERS on the hunt for medals
Two weeks, thirteen races, six different disciplines and 54 medals up for grabs: after the Olympics, the World Championships are the most important event in Alpine skiing with 1000 hours of live TV coverage, 500 million viewers and over 20 thousand spectators on the slopes every day.
It starts on Monday, 6 February with the women’s alpine combined followed on Tuesday by the men’s race, in which Austria’s Marco Schwarz intends to defend the gold he won in Cortina 2021. The first week is dedicated to high speed with the Super-G (Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9) and Downhill (Saturday 11 and Sunday 12) races. Among the UYNNERS, all eyes will be on the Italians Sofia Goggia, Elena Curtoni, Marta Bassino and Federica Brignone, the Austrians Cornelia Huetter, Nina Ortlieb, Ramona Siebenhofer, Tamara Tippler and Stephanie Venier, the Slovenian Ilka Štuhec and the French Romane Miradoli. In the men’s field, Austria’s Vincent Kriechmayr wants to confirm the double gold in Cortina 2021. Also chasing success are Italians Dominik Paris and Mattia Casse and Frenchman Johan Clarey.
The second week is dominated by the technical events with the team parallel (Tuesday 14), the parallel giant slalom (Wednesday 15), the giant slalom (Thursday 16 and Friday 17) and the highly anticipated slalom event (Saturday 18 and Sunday 19), which concludes the World Championships. Many UYNNERS are in the hunt for medals, from Italy’s Marta Bassino and Federica Brignone, to Austria’s Ramona Siebenhofer and Katharina Liensberger, with France’s Tessa Worley looking for her seventh world medal on home snow. In the men’s field, Mathieu Faivre dreams of repeating the double success of Cortina. The spotlight is also on compatriot Clement Noel, Austrians Manuel Feller and Marco Schwarz, Slovenians Žan Kranjec and Stefan Hadalin, and Italians Alex Vinatzer and Luca De Aliprandini.