Schwägalp – Swinging
The 19th edition of Schwägalp-Schwingets established a new record with 15 & # 39; 450 spectators. As impressive as the number of spectators was the 20-year-old Samuel Giger in appearance. At his sixth participation in a wreath feast, the native Appenzeller won for the sixth time and also won the "final race" annual ranking 2018.
The tension could be held until the end, because the most mentioned favorites could be a race between them to deliver. The best start was achieved by the Rothenthurmer Christian Schuler, who together with the Berner Christian Gerber had a perfect record after half of the competition. As a result, both Schwinger had to accept loss points, which meant that the last act was out of reach for both. Already at the beginning of the peak, a link between Samuel Giger and Joel Wicki created a spectacle, but the points had to be shared. Both Schwinger were able to overtake the next course to the top, where it came to absolute strength measurement, especially in fifth gear. While Wicki had to register in a gripping duel against the wrestler, King Kilian Wenger, another kept coming to a standstill. Giger was shortly before the end of the game time, the feat against the Seelander Hünen Christian Stucki. This was synonymous with the final qualification. In an equally exciting match against Daniel Bösch, he finished the winning nest after about nine minutes. In his still very young career, this is already the second complete success at Schwägalp and the sixth in the current season after 2016.
The Appenzell family had to give an important support to Michael Bless. The three participating Southern players started the race modestly. While Raphael Zwyssig and Martin Hersche had to be content with a distribution of points, Marcel Kuster even had a loser from the square. In the end only Martin Hersche was decorated with wreaths. The success that he assured himself with a final victory against King's son Ruedi Roschi. While Marcel Kuster missed the wreath, Raphael Zwyssig had to end the competition because of his recurring finger injury early. Even Dominik Schmid, who was still proud winner of the wreath on the Schwägalp last year, did not bring this year's event a success and his competition was already after four courses to end the day.
However, other Appenzeller could express themselves well. So it was both Thomas Koch and Urs Giger admitted, to swing the coveted wreaths, even if the mortgage was a bit too big in the end. While Koch was forced to fall short of the rapidly emerging Emmental Christian Gerber, Giger failed to exploit the uncomfortable Swiss South Sven Schurtenberger. Nevertheless, they can be satisfied with their performance.