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Odermatt defeated in Switzerland defeat – Kriechmayr wins in Andorra

Odermatt defeated in Switzerland defeat – Kriechmayr wins in Andorra

1. Vincent Krechmayer AUT
2. Romed Baumann’s GER +0.09
3. Andreas Sander Gere +0.13

10. Nils Hintermann +0.50,000
15. Marco Odermatt +1.01
22. Stefan Rogenten +2.00

For once things weren’t going so well for him: Marco Odermatt.Photo: Cornerstone

At the start of the World Cup in Andorra, the Swiss national team was not up to speed. Nils Hintermann finished 10th in the downhill and was still the best. Marco Odermatt scored just a few points with a 15th-place finish.

03/15/2023, 10:53 a.m03/15/2023, 11:14 a.m

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There have been just two winners in ten World Cup downhill rides this winter. Alexander Amudet Kelde won the Discipline World Cup thanks to six victories this season. That was before the last contest. The other four races fell prey to Vincent Krechmayer. At the end of the season in Soldeu, the Austrian overtook the Germans Romid Baumann and Andreas Sander.

epa10523652 Austrian Vincent Krechmayer reacts in the finish area after running the men's downhill race at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Finals in the ski resort of El Tarter, Andorra, May 15 ...

Kriechmayr once again emerges on camera as the winner.Photo: Cornerstone

Odermatt chase for Meyer recording

From a Swiss point of view, Marco Odermatt’s performance was of particular interest. Nidwaldner is already sure that he is the overall World Cup winner. But he focuses on the record set by Hermann Mayer, who once won this large crystal ball with exactly 2,000 points. Odermatt only finished 15th, adding only 16 points to its tally.

Prior to the Super-G and giant slalom (Odermatt does not compete in slalom), he was 158 points away from reaching the 2,000-point mark. With a win and one or two second-place finishes, he would beat Mayer. “Your correspondent does more such calculations,” Odermatt said in an interview with SRF. “It is not enough with such results.”

more difficult conditions

With the No. 12, Odermatt had a relatively high starting number, which put him at a disadvantage in the snow conditions. “But this should not be an excuse,” Odermatt emphasized. “Krechmeier wins No. 9, so everything was possible.”

Nils Hintermann was better than Odermatt, who lost half a second to Krechmeier. The man from Zurich finished 10th, making him the best of the Swiss ski trio. Stefan Rogenten has not earned World Cup points, which are only awarded for the top fifteen places in the final. Grisons finished 22nd.

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