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Crans-Montana World Cup: 9th place: Ski racer Weidel improves

Crans-Montana World Cup: 9th place: Ski racer Weidel improves

Speed ​​Hope Keira Weddle faces a conciliatory result in Crans-Montana. Advice from a former Olympic champion may have helped, too. An Austrian won the Super-G.

Ski racer Keira Weddle finished the World Cup weekend in Crans-Montana with a top-10 finish.

The Starnberg compatriot improved and finished ninth when Austria's Stefanie Wiener won the Super-G. In the two departures in Switzerland She had previously only placed 22nd and 18th.

Weidel said she drove “much better than the last few days.” ZDF. It “felt like I was skating again” and it was “a step forward”. A fifth top-10 result this winter is worth a lot to her. The 2021 World Cup runner-up explained that she can “go home smiling.”

It has been a complicated season for Wedel so far. Sometimes they appear hesitant and unstable on the slopes. Between races in Crans Montana she met, among others, former Olympic giant slalom champion Victoria Rebensburg. “I'm glad he still has some advice for me,” the 27-year-old said.

Weidle's teammates Emma Aicher and Katrin Hirtl-Stanggaßinger finished 27th and 36th in Super-G. Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami finished sixth and extended her lead in the overall World Cup ahead of American Mikaela Shiffrin, who is still injured.