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Impressive Kriechmayr blocks double win for Switzerland

Impressive Kriechmayr blocks double win for Switzerland

Marco Odermatt secured another spot on the podium in the last Super G of the season.

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After the last World Cup soccer tournament in the winter, two Swiss players rose to the podium. Marco Odermatt and Gino Caviezel finished second and third behind Vincent Krechmayr in the final in Courchevel.

Odermatt lost half a second to Austrian superior Krechmeier, who had already won downhill the day before Nidwaldner. For Udermatt, including an Olympic victory in the giant slalom, a 16th podium finish this winter has been like a dream for him.

Caviezel reached the top three for the first time in a Super-G. The Graubünden native’s previous best results in this major were ninth and tenth positions early in the season in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Caviezel had previously secured his only World Cup podium in penultimate October when he finished third in the giant slalom at Sölden.

While the other Swiss entrants, Justin Maurizier, Stéphane Rogentin and Pete Fuse finished 8-10, Norway’s Alexander Kelde, who previously won the Super-G classification, came fourth.

Compensation for Kirchmere for the Olympics

With a double win in the sprints this week, Krechmer achieved what he already achieved three years ago in the final in R. He had already won downhill in Sweden, with teammate Matthias Maier, and Super G.

The renewed double win is also some compensation for the double world champion for races at the Beijing Olympics that didn’t go according to plan. Krechmer finished eighth on the downhill and sixth in the Super G.


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