In a World Cup the brothers competed together, for Mario it was the farewell to the slopes, for Michael the first winter in the ranks of the greats. It was a real year of apprenticeship, - remembers the Technogym Ambassador who in seven races crossed the finish line only once. The more experienced can recognise similarities in technique and style, but above all the two world-famous athletes from Flirsch am Arlberg have in common their coldness. The Iceman was Mario's nickname because nothing could upset him: It's in our genes. Even his father was always deeply relaxed.
Success in ski races means: 70% head and 30% ski.
Future commitments immediately bring the Tyrolean athlete back to earth: Zagreb, Adelboden, Wengen, Kitzbühel, Schladming one after the other. With third place in the Madonna di Campiglio slalom, Michael Matt achieved his first success of the season just before Christmas. At the World Championships in Aare, Sweden, he wants to be back on the podium, the goal is the medal, but not just any: I want the gold one, it would be beautiful. Just like his brother Mario 12 years ago.