The 2015 Nine Queens contest is in the books. The event wrapped up with a big air contest that saw Lisa Zimmerman (GER) claim her third straight title and make history, as well. The German showstopper stomped a switch left double cork 1080, a first in the history of women’s freeskiing competitions.
Head judge Kaya Turski remarked on Zimmerman’s skiing, “Lisa was on fire all day long. Throughout the session she mixed it up with different tricks, landed a switch double 1080, which is very impressive and really exciting.” Silvia Bertagna (ITA) and Emma Dahlström (SWE) took the second and third spots, respectively. Take a look at the recap video above, and be on the lookout for more content from Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Austria.
Without a doubt, the Suzuki Nine Queens 2015 in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Austria has made its mark on female freeski and snowboard history, with many personal firsts and some never before landed tricks. The weeklong session ran from 15th to the 20th of March 2015 and featured heli, sunset, and sunrise shoots, as well as the final showdown, the Big Air Contest. During the contest, we saw young German freeskier Lisa Zimmermann take her third consecutive title, while Norwegian style queen Kjersti Ostgaard-Buaas came out on top of the snowboarders.
Suzuki Nine Queens Contest Edit 2015: bit.ly/Suzuki_Nine_Queens_Contest_Action
The skiers also pulled out all the stops during the contest. Lisa Zimmermann (GER) gave the crowd hit after hit, stomping her switch right 1080 mute and even landing a switch left double 1080, a never before seen trick for women’s skiing. Head judge Kaya Turski (CAN) explained “Lisa was on fire all day long. Throughout the session she mixed it up with different tricks, landed a switch double 1080, which is very impressive and really exciting!” Italian Silvia Bertagna was close behind in second with a solid 900 tail grab followed by a steezy 1080 tail grab. Rounding out the podium was Emma Dahlström (SWE), taking home bronze thanks to her smooth switch 720 double japan and her solid switch cork 540.
Stay tuned for the full event recap with the highlight edit, along with all the new tricks and awards from the week will be revealed and the photo contest winners.