Julia Dujmovits (born 12 June 1987) is an Austrian snowboarder.
Dujmovits won silver in the parallel giant slalom at the 2013 FIS Snowboarding World Championships.
She won a gold in the same discipline at the 2013 Winter Universiade.
Seveteen years ago in the pretty Austrian ski resort a defective heating unit started a fire in the ascending train of the funicular, rupturing the hydraulic cables and activating the emergency braking system, bringing the train to a halt 600 metres into the tunnel.
Three km in length, the tunnel carried the trains up to and down from the Alpine Centre at 2450m.
It acted like a blast furnace for the expanding fire.
Over the coming years Julia would face more setbacks, each chipping away – sometimes quite literally – at the future Olympic champion until she had to find a way to rebuild herself, or else succumb.
A fractured ankle, broken collarbone, and nemesis of skiers and snowboarders alike, torn ACL – not once but twice – all threatened to bring down Julia’s otherwise promising future as a professional sportswoman.
Image Courtesy – Julia Dujmovits (Instagram)