Slovenia’s Tina Maze, was assigned extra security after receiving a death threat while competing at an event.
“It’s bizarre, I can only laugh about it,” Maze told reporters, “I don’t really want to talk about it; it was just a normal day at the office, I have a clean conscience,
I haven’t done anything bad, some people are just jealous, I haven’t seen anything myself, the threat came through the organizers, but I have never felt as safe as I did today,
If whoever is responsible wanted to distract me or put me off, they didn’t succeed, but it’s not easy when you have the feeling that something can happen.”
On Saturday, Maze became only the third woman to win a World Cup race in all give disciplines in a single season, matching Austria’s Petra Kronberger (1990-91) and Croatia’s Janica Kostelic (2005-6).CNN.
She also became the first person to have eclipsed Hermann Maier’s previous mark of 2000 set in the 1999-2000 season.
And despite the threat on her life, Maze has confirmed she will remain in Garmisch for the next three days before moving on to Ofterschwang in south-west Germany for the next World Cup event.
Peter Fischer, head of the organizing committee in Garmisch-Partenkirchen told reporters.
“We regret that this has happened very much. It is very, very serious, we received an anonymous email and contacted the police immediately, who took over handling the matter, we don’t know if this was an individual acting alone or a group of people, we had to take this very seriously and the main thing was keeping Tina safe, so we achieved that goal, it’s good that she is strong minded and still felt good being here, she has said she will stay here for three days before going onto Ofterschwang for the next race.”
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