Nationality : Austrian
DOB : November 16th 1992
Hometown : Kindberg
Height : 1m58, weight : 48 kg
Web site : www.johanna-ernst.at
Johanna hit the senior international circuit in 2008 like a thunderbolt !
With 2 wins in a row, she seemed to have landed from another planet. For two years in a row, the Austrian prodigy triumphed at all of the World Cup stages, it was like a medal hold-up !
After a break in 2010, this young climber is back on the scene, and won two World Cup stages last year.
She seems to be back & on form, and will be preparing hard to repeat the victory she enjoyed in 2008 at Bercy. It remains to be seen how she will handle the pressure here, where she will obviously be among the favourites. A bit of a chess buff, will she checkmate the other competitors ?
6th in the overall World Cup rankings in 2011
Winner of the lead Wolrd Cups in 2008 et 2009
European Champion 2008 à Bercy
Text & pictures : Auriana BEAUTE / FFME