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Schweiger's surprise 11th place in the downhill World Cup

Schweiger’s surprise 11th place in the downhill World Cup

Norway’s Alexander Amodt Kjelde celebrates his second straight win at Beaver Creek. At the downhill World Cup in Colorado, surprise Dominic Schweiger as the best German.

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  • Dominic Schweiger commented on his brave race and his best result of the season with a mixture of satisfaction and regret.

“It was a very good run today, to be able to carry out the training achievements again. Unfortunately, after eight years, said the 30-year-old from Koenigse. Schweiger surprised the World Cup at Beaver Creek in 11th place and thus the best German sprinter on the slopes. “The slope is really cool.”

By 0.15 seconds, he missed the desired eighth place and thus qualified directly for the Winter Olympics in Beijing. In eleventh place, he achieved half the level. German athletes must finish in the top eight or twice in the top 15 in a World Cup season in order to qualify for the Winter Games. “Tomorrow I will see I ride the top 10 again, confirm my performance again today, and then hopefully get Olympic qualification,” he decided to do with Super-G at the same point.

Keldy wins ahead of Mayer and wins

A day after winning the Super G on the “Birds of Prey” slope, Alexander Aamodt Kelde was the clear winner. Norwegian and Austrian Matthias Maier fell to second place, 0.66 seconds behind. Beat Feuz of Switzerland came third with a difference of 1.01 seconds.

Andreas Sander just finished in the top 20. Ennepetal’s World Cup runner-up was 1.88 seconds slower than winner Kilde. “Tomorrow we have to attack again fully and attack more and more on the direct line,” he concluded with Super-G on Sunday at the same point. Romed Baumann finished 23 and Josef Ferstl 26.

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