VAL CENIS, France
World Ski Championship of Journalists was held on March 28 at the French
Alps, during the 63rd meeting of the Ski Club of International Journalists (SCIJ).
More than 160 skiing journalists from 28 countries have raced in the Grand Slalom of the championship held at the French
ski resort Val Cenis.
Italy was the country that scooped most of the medals in the race.
The first three places of the super senior men's category was won by the Italian journalists.
Luigi Brecciaroli from Italy won the super senior men category, while Barbara Jerman from Slovenia won the women super senior category. On the senior women category Gisela Motta from Italy got the trophy, as Ralph Scheuerer from Germany came first in the senior men race. Astrid Wendlandt from France was the fastest among the junior women and Peter Mlch from Czech
Republic won the junior men race.
Seven journalists represented Turkey in the championship in five different categories. In addition to Gamze Düşmez and Şükrü Küçükşahin, Barçın Yinanç and Deniz Çiyan from Hürriyet Daily News, Melis Alphan and Serkan Ocak from daily Hürriyet, and Daily News's Fork and Cork writer Aylin Öney Tan were part of the Turkish team.
The first SCIJ meeting was held in 1955 and this year the club, which has more than 2,000 members, held its 63rd meeting.