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Maya Pedersen at 2006 Torino Olympics. Photo: Charlie Booker
Sigulda (RWH) Skeleton Olympic Champion Maya Pedersen and the 2010 European Championships silver medallist and three times Junior World Champion Sabina Hafner plan their comeback for the coming 2016/2017 icetrack season. At first, both want to compete in IBSF European Cup, beginning in Sigulda (LAT) on November 4-6, 2016.
Sabina Hafner from Switzerland, 2007, 2009 and 2010 Junior World Champion in women‘s bob and 2010 European Championships silver medallist, officially ended her career in 2012. „Bobteam Hafner is back on the track“, the 32 years old, who studied electrical engeneering, wrote on the Facebook page of her new team.
Also Maya Pedersen, neé Bieri, was skeleton athlete for her native country Switzerland. After winning the 1997/1998 Overall World Cup, she also won gold at the 2001 and 2005 World Championships and the 2006 European Championships. At the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Maya Pedersen became Olympic Champion. Aged 37, she ended her career after finishing ninth in Whistler at her third Winter Olympics. For the 2016/2017 season, the now 43 years old announced her comeback as athlete for Norway. Maya Pedersen and her husband, former norwegian skeleton athlete and now national coach Snorre Pedersen, live near Lillehammer with their two daughters. ©RWH2016

Maya Pedersen at 2006 Torino Olympics. Photo: Charlie Booker

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