Hardly anyone had dared hope for such outstanding success. With 11 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals, the SwissSkills team scored higher than ever before, taking 2nd place in the national ranking and achieving the best score by far among the European countries. Added to this achievement are 13 diplomas and 3 certificates – the best result ever for a Swiss team.
«I am just speechless», says Tatjana Caviezel: «We trained so hard to bring the gold medals home, and now we really did it.» The 21-year-old from St. Gallen is the new world champion in the restaurant service trade. Right after the big closing ceremony, she stands before the radio microphone and speaks with a shaky voice and moist eyes. «I had almost lost faith that I could do it after a few days that didn’t go as planned and not feeling very well», she says, looking back, but adds: