|Photo: Stefan Trefzer / Liechtensteiner Vaterland / Vaterland.li|
Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie as well as Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie were among the Liechtensteiners last night in Schaan who welcomed home Super G world silver medallist Tina Weirather home. Weirather took second place in the Super G event of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz, attended by Prince Max, about a week ago. During the event last night Weirather also revealed that every time she makes the world cup podium, she receives a hand-written congratulatory letter from the Princely Family.
Tina Weirather's was Liechtenstein's 21st medal at the Alpine World Ski Championships. Several others were also contributed by her family: Her mother, Hanni Wenzel is a two-time Olympic and two-time World Champion; her uncle, Andreas Wenzel, is a World Champion and Olympic medallist. Fun fact: With its nine medals in Olympic history, Liechtenstein has, in fact, won more medals per capita than any other nation. Not surprisingly for the only nation to lie entirely within the Alps, all of the medals were won in alpine skiing.