Great honour and great emotions Wednesday, 11. May 2016

It is the best award Austria has to give to sportspeople: Anna is to receive the Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria from Federal Minister Josef Ostermayer.

“Anna Veith is a great sportsperson who has impressed the whole of Austria with her success to date. She has done an important job internationally for the reputation of our country and because of her excellent service, she is a great daughter of Austria. I wish Anne Veith all the best for her comeback and her future,” said Federal Minister Ostermayer during the ceremony at the Federal Chancellery.

Ski legend Annemarie Moser-Pröll had previously stressed in her laudation that Anna Veith had achieved everything in skiing and has matured into a great personality. Today’s decoration of honour is a “well-deserved thank-you”.

Visibly moved, Anna received the award and emphasised how important moments like this are for her: “It shows what I fight for every day – namely to get back to where I once was. I would like to thank the Federal Republic of Austria for the great honour of receiving this award. There is no better point in time than today.”

Große Ehrenzeichen - Kanzleramtsminister Josef Ostermayer - Anna

„The greater the pressure was, the better you skied. Only the best can do that.“

Annemarie Moser-Pröll
Ski legend