Ski jumping star Stefan Kraft was awarded the Golden Lion for best Salzburg athlete, just like last year. The Golden Lion for women went to mountain biker Valentina Höll. The double Olympic champion in sailing Hans-Peter Steinacher was also recognized for his lifetime sporting achievements.

For several years now, the Golden Lion for the best up-and-coming athlete, the “Rookie of the Year”, has been awarded personally by Christoph Bründl. This year, track-and-field athlete and skeleton racer Sarah Baumgartner was honored as the best young athlete and thus “Rookie of the Year”.

We sincerely congratulate Sarah Baumgartner on her award and her athletic achievements, and wish her continued success in the future.