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The slalom podium by Michel Jezin in R

The slalom podium by Michel Jezin in R

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Michel Geisen drives on the podium at Are: ‘I wasn’t expecting this leap forward’

Michelle Jessen took third place on the podium. It could also convince Mélanie Meillard with a top-10 score. Austrian Katharina Linsberger took victory in the slalom in the AR.

Happy to take third place: Michel Jezin.

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There were two bad news for the Swiss slalom team before the start of the race in Ar, Sweden. Wendy Holder and Camille Rast both had to give up the start in no time. Both fell in the giant slalom Friday night. Holdner suffered a wound to his left leg, explains Pete Chorr: “She has bruising to her shin bone that is very painful,” the Swiss coach said. In Rast were his knees. “She has pain in her knees. Camille will have a further examination in Switzerland on Monday”, explains Chur.

So other athletes had to step in. For example, Michel Jessen. And the woman from Engelberg managed to take advantage of this moment. Geezin, who finished sixth after the first half, came third in the final standings. “I did not expect this leap forward,” said the 28-year-old who was somewhat surprised after her success in an interview with SRF and added:

“Today I was definitely a hundred people.”

For Gisin, as well as all of the Women’s World Cup entourage, a trip to Courchevel is now on the agenda. When asked what power reserves she still had – because Michelle Gisin has led all races after the Olympics – she said: “This result will definitely give me energy for the World Cup final.”

Aline Daniot suffered a small setback. Home of Ori, who celebrates her 24th birthday today, finished seventh after the first round, but nonetheless slipped to 19th in the end. A mistake in the middle section prevented her from getting a better result.

Melanie Millard went in the opposite direction. The Neuchâtel native advanced from 26th to the top 10 with a furious run. Millard showed his best running time and finished eighth.

The battle for the all-around World Cup reaches its climax

An exciting ending awaits us in the fight for the World Cup as a whole. Petra Flova (4th) managed to make up a few points for Michaela Schiffrin (9th). The American now – four races before the end – is still 56 points ahead of the Slovak.