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Dorothea Wierer and Dominik Paris crowned 2019 South Tyrolean sports, Zingerle the prize as coach of the year

Dorothea Wierer e Dominik Paris incoronati sportivi altoatesini del 2019, a Zingerle il premio quale allenatore dell'anno
The evening of Sporthilfe Gala took place in Merano and saw the triumph of the two biathlon and blue ski aces.
Again, Dorothea Wierer and Dominik Paris. It is true, they had already triumphed in the previous edition of the South Tyrolean sports prize of the year, but in the most beautiful vintage of his career, with a world title and World Cup for "Doro" and the same booty for " Domme ”, even if the crystal ball is a specialty (that of the super-g) and not absolute, it could only end up this way. It is no coincidence that the two champions of the entire national snow movement are the two candidates also for the FISI athlete prize of the year (voting until next 20 October). Wierer and Paris were crowned respectively for the fourth (2014, 2015 and 2018 the previous triumphs of the biathlete) and third time (the downhill racer won in 2012 and 2018), with Dorothea who clearly preceded the volleyball player Raphaela Folie in terms of votes. and the disabled athlete Kathrin Oberhauser, protagonist both in alpine skiing and swimming, while (predictably) Paris had to repel the assault of the new face of blue tennis, the splendid Jannik Sinner exploded in this 2019 and able to arrive distanced by just over 1000 votes compared to the giant of the Val d'Ultimo. In third place a man of the snow, the champion of the mass Dominik Windisch; another representative of the biathlon world received a very coveted award, that of coach of the year went to the manager of the national team, Andreas Zingerle. And finally, winter sports are also protagonists with the 2019 team, given that the three South Tyrolean boys who were part of the Italian team that won the bronze in the parallel event team were the winners. Let's talk about Alex Vinatzer, Simon Maurberger and Riccardo Tonetti.