Discover Germany | Cover Feature | Anna Fenninger
Surfing in Maui and saving cheetahs Anna Fenninger is not only a dedicated ski racer. She loves to hike through the mountains, goes surfing on Maui or enjoys her home country. “I live in Schladming and know that us Austrians are quite lucky about how beautiful it is here. I travelled a lot already but I simply love the mountains here. Home is very important to me but there are a lot of ‘dahoams’ for me – home is where the people are that I need and love.” When Anna is not on her skis or enjoys time in nature, she acts as an ambassador
for the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CFF). “Cheetahs are wonderful animals but sadly are an endangered species which need help. I can also identify with them because they’re the quickest animals on earth that can divide their strengths really well. They know exactly when it’s worth to hunt and then they give everything,” she smiles. Furthermore, Anna gets sponsored by the likes of Milka or Rauch and has designed her own jeans collection alongside none other than Pepe Jeans. Just recently, she has also designed an own watch collection at Jacques Lemans, which was partly inspired by cheetah prints.
Having achieved a great deal at the young age of 26, we wanted to know her future plans. “I don’t have any plans or expectations but I wish that I can continue my sports career like I did before the crash. My injury has made me dream again as regards to skiing. Before the injury this was hard sometimes because the challenge was to stay at the top as I was able to achieve so much already. Therefore, my dream is that everything goes back to normal in an athletic sense and that I can continue to be as successful. And then, someday, I would also like my own family too.”
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