Snowboard: Vaccination skeptic Patrizia Kummer “happy” after knockout round

Patrizia Kummer was still totally “happy” afterwards. The unvaccinated snowboard star was last in quarantine for three weeks, then the Swiss dropped out of the parallel giant slalom at the Olympics in the round of 16 without a sound. But: “I’m happy that I stayed true to myself,” said the Olympic champion from Sochi.

The 34-year-old said the quarantine in the immediate preparation for the games was “no problem” for her form. Even in her hotel room, she was able to “train really well” in a confined space, said vaccination skeptic Kummer, whose case had attracted attention around the world. She had missed two World Cup races before the highlight of the season in China because of the quarantine.

Even if for the first time since 2010 the Swiss snowboard team didn’t win an alpine Olympic medal, Kummer would do everything exactly the same way again. She “doesn’t care what people think of me,” said Kummer: “I have to do what’s best for me and my body.”


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