Ski miracle (15) surprisingly changes association: her mother once won Olympic gold
Created: 08/09/2022 11:27 am
By: Andreas Knobloch
Left: Lara Colturi, right Daniela Ceccarelli.
Daughter and mother show their tongues to the Italian federation.
© Screenshot Instagram Colturi / Imago Ceccarelli (Collage)
Mother successful, daughter a child prodigy, but now the up-and-coming star suddenly changes associations and no longer drives for Italy.
Rome - Alberto Tomba, Giuliano Razzoli, Sofia Goggia or Daniela Ceccarelli are just a few legends who could put their hands on their chests and sing "Fratelli d'Italia" around their necks after an Olympic race with a gold medal.
The list of ski legends in Italy is long, the daughter of just Ceccarelli will not be found on it, she dared a delicate step.
Among other things, Goggia cannot understand this.
Lara Colturi is the young lady's name and will probably never sing "Fratelli d'Italia" with her hand on the brut under the Italian flag.
She will more likely hum "Himni i Flamurit" when she builds on her previous performances, because the winter athlete made headlines in Italy with a curious report: she is changing associations and will be driving for Albania in the future.
Skiing miracle Colturi will go to Albania in the future, mother won Olympic gold for Italy
Now, of course, the question arises, why does a daughter of an Italian Olympic champion switch to an Albanian association?
The answer is probably a mix of flexibility and finance.
As reported by sportnews.bz, for example ,
is formed into a star, and of all things in the Ceccarelli Golden Team, which - as the name suggests - is managed by her mother.
In this team she can continue to train flexibly and freely, which would probably be impossible with an Italian squad.
As a new Albanian, Colturi is also independent of sponsorship obligations.
So she can control her training, races and advertising revenue herself to a certain extent.
A shock for the Italians, especially because they could not prevent the change, as young talents under the age of 16 can change without the consent of the association.
According to media reports, Goggia, who won silver this year after gold in 2018, said: "For me, representing my country is something I couldn't do without." The Italian FA heard about the rumors but didn't take them seriously, which is why it was the surprise big.
Laura Colturi: A skiing miracle for Albania from Italy
And a look at the tables and newspapers shows how good she is.
The ski brand Blizzard headlined: "Good blood doesn't lie".
: "Lara Colturi, a name with a future".
At the moment most skiers are in South America preparing for next season.
However, some FIS races recently took place in Chile, the Chile Winter Series, with Colturi winning four times, sometimes with a large lead.
It will be exciting to see how the talent develops.
And maybe she can top her mother, who won the Super-G in Salt Lake City in 2002 as an Italian.
An Albanian with gold in alpine skiing?
So far none.