With the career-first World Cup stage podium (3d in Val Fiemme at 10C Mst) and a string of other Top-10 results last season, a 24 year old Katharina Hennig is the leader of Team Germany. Entering the season in which Germany is hosting the world championships and fans’ hopes are high.
We caught up with Ms.Hennig in Oberhof earlier this month
I’m from Saxony in East Germany, same place as Viola Bauer is from. Saxony has everything for growth & development of a skier.
– But now I live & train in Bavaria. People ask if I moved to better prepare for the World Championship in Oberstdorf. Nope – I moved to live with my boyfriend, Christian Dotzler
– COVID epidemics had messed our plans for the end of the last season: we skipped Ski Tour to hold German championships at the Oberstdorf tracks , but then the last races were canceled. The lockdown, however, did not affect the training in spring as much as in other sports because we are always out in the nature.
– My goal at Oberstdorf 2021 World Championships is Top 6 in an individial race and the maximum performance in the relay. The relay success has always been especially important for the German team.
I much prefer mass-starts to indivial race, looks I do know how to push myself to stay with the leaders. My favorite is a 30k classic mass-start race, but it remains to be seen whether mass-starts shall be allowed the next racing season because of COVID.