“As an unvaccinated person, you are not allowed to go to a hotel, so the question arises whether you can practice your profession as a ski racer,” said Patrick Ortlieb, financial officer in the ÖSV presidium. Despite the great popularity on the net, Gritsch could even threaten his career under the current circumstances. The Tyrolean will not be at the Olympic Games (from February 4th) in Beijing.
24-year-old Franziska Gritsch is celebrated as a heroine online. Fans on Facebook and Instagram express their respect for the professional athlete. Comments like “Stay strong Franziska! You’re great ”or“ My respect Ms. Gritsch! ” to read.