Austrian Elizabeth "Lisi" Osl is starting her season with the German Central Ghost Pro Team, which also includes one of her role models, Olympic Champion Sabine Spitz. The two will race together at the third round of the Sunshine Cup on Cyprus this weekend.
Spitz is pleased to have Osl on her team. "Lisi is a young athlete, already racing with the world's best, but still with much potential. She fits so perfectly into our team concept," said Spitz.
For Osl, racing alongside Spitz will be fulfilling a dream. "It is an honor for me into race with central Ghost. Between me and Sabine are still worlds of difference in ability and experience, and I can learn a lot from her. I also have the feeling that the team is a good community," said Osl.
The team has its eye on the World Cup rankings this season, and Osl hopes to re-visit the podium in World Cups and World Championships as she did at age 16, when she won silver in Kaprun, Austria.
Osl has also finished sixth at a World Cup in Champery, Switzerland; earned silver at the U23 race in the European Championships in Turkey, and finished third at the U23 World Cup in Fort William, Scotland. At the Olympic Games in 2008, she finished 11th, and earlier last season, she was eighth at the World Championships in Val di Sole, Italy.