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Super-G in Aspen – Odermatt catches small ball with historic victory – Sport


Nidwalden’s Marco Odermatt narrowly wins the Super-G in Colorado, thus securing the junior spherical in this discipline for the first time.

Pedestal and decision ball

  • 1. Marco Edermatt (Switzerland) 1: 06.80 minutes
  • 2. Andreas Sander (Germany) +0.05sec
  • 3. Alexander Kilde (North) +0.34

“Today I drove two races: today’s Super G and also the race for the ball,” said Marco Odermatt. Nidwaldner won both. At the end of Speed ​​Week in Aspen (USA), the 25-year-old celebrated a narrow victory in the Super-G.

To win the small crystal ball, he had to be “only” third, and now he easily won the first ball on the field ahead of his Norwegian pursuer Alexander Kilde (third). After the giant slalom and last year’s World Cup, this is the third crystal award in his career for Odermatt.

With his victory in Colorado, the Swiss made history at the same time: he has already achieved his fifth victory of the season in Super-G – before him no one had managed to achieve this in one winter. This day should be a consolation for the thankless fourth place in the World Championships.

Behind Odermatt, Andreas Sander surprisingly climbed onto the podium. The German was only beaten five hundredths and celebrated his first career podium. Kildee remained third and said of Odermatt: “He deserved it, it was a good fight.”

the other swiss

  • 5. Loïc Meillard +0.51 seconds
  • 8. Justin Morriser +0.75
  • 14. Gino Caviezel +0.96
  • 17. Nils Hintermann +1.13
  • 22. Jill Rollin +1.25
  • 24. Stefan Rogenten +1.32

The other Swiss made a happy day. 3 other Swiss athletes were among the top 15, with Loïc Meillard closing in on the podium. Alfalisi was only 17 hundredths off the podium in fifth place. Justin Morisier, who was not allowed to start in the World Championship race after an internal team decision, was a solid eighth.

Liechtensteiner with an exploit

Nico Gower caused surprise. With a starting number of 53, Liechtenstein moved up to sixth and thus secured their first ever World Cup points.

Here’s how to proceed

While the Technicians will still be competing in two giant races in Kranjska Gora next weekend, things will get serious for the top pace specialists in the season finale in Soldeu (AND) from March 15th. In Super-G, 5 Swiss will be allowed to start with Odermatt, Murisier, Meillard, Stefan Rogentin and Gino Caviezel.