The husband of former top skier Kaspar Tekili died in a climbing accident in the Alps earlier this week.
Polish former star skier Justina Kowalczyk-Tekiel’s husband, renowned climber Kasper Tekiel, died in a crash in the Swiss Alps.
Tekili, 38, had set out to climb Jungfrau peak on Wednesday but did not return. Tekili was found trapped under snow in an avalanche on Thursday.
Tekieli and Kowalczyk-Tekieli, 40, married in September 2020. A year later, they had a son, Hugo.
Shortly after her husband’s tragic fate was revealed, Kowalczyk-Tekely published two updates on social media.
– That was most wonderful. He was the most beautiful man in the world, Kowalczyk-Tekely wrote on Facebook.
He was my everything, she read in the Instagram post, which also featured a photo of the couple together.
Polish Polsatsport reports that Tekili managed to climb over 300 climbing routes in the Tatra Mountains on the border between Poland and Slovakia during his career.
In addition, he managed to conquer Makalu near Mount Everest and Broad Peak on the border of Pakistan and China.
Kowalczyk, on the other hand, was one of the world’s best competitors throughout his skiing career in the first two decades of this millennium, especially in traditional skiing.
Pole won 13 adult medals in his career, including two Olympic golds and two World Championship golds.
Kowalczyk stood out not only for his unique and easily recognizable skiing style, but also for his sharp statements.
Strongest in Kowalski’s teeth were the Norwegian skiers, notably Therese Johaug, who received an 18-month ban from competing for doping.