On Jan. 20, Austrian Matthias Mayer won the super-G at the fabled Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuehel, Austria.

“It’s a childhood dream come true, and I feel so happy at the moment,” said the 2014 Olympic downhill champion on the day of his victory.


Since then, he has been waiting for another special event. Traditionally, the winner of a Hahnenkamm race receives a personalized gondola emblazoned with his name, national flag, and the date of his race wins. That’s exactly what he earned on June 21.

More than 150 fans, family members, and ski jumpers were present at the ceremony on Wednesday.

“Unbelievable, I was not aware that there is a second victory, so to speak,” Mayer said after the ceremony.

Jetzt hab ich auch offiziell eine Gondel in Kitzbühel !! ? #headwhatsyourlimit #uniqa

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Among the crowd of fans were the Mayer Olympiamusi band and KSC-musig, who performed together.

Sigmund Reisch, Kitzbuehel mayor Klaus Winkler, Kitzbuehel Ski Club President Michael Huber, Claudia Buchner, Margret Mayer, Helmut Mayer, as well as last year’s Hahnenkamm downhill winner Peter Fill, Ernst Hinterseer, and Hias Leitner were invited to the photo session. On the mountain, Josef Burger then handed over the gondola to Matthias Mayer. The super-G winner was extremely patient, gave interviews, and a lot of pictures were taken.

Release courtesy of the Kitzbuehel Ski Club.