The sad news came from the family of famous skiers Matt. Their father Hubert tragically died after falling from the balcony of his own home while renovating the property.
The accident happened on Thursday evening in the Austrian village of Flirsch in Tyrol. Hubert Matt, father of the famous sons Mario, Michael and Andreas, died while repairing his house and fell from the balcony. At the time of the tragedy, the already mentioned Andreas Matt, world champion in ski cross, was in the house, but he was no longer able to help his father.
Hubert Matt was also the father of the famous skiers Mario and Michael. Mario is the Olympic champion from Sochi 2014 in slalom and also a three-time world champion – twice in slalom and once in the team competition.
His younger brother Michael also won the team competition this year at the Olympics in Beijing. Four years earlier, he took silver in the same discipline and bronze in the slalom. He also has two World Championship silvers.