Aline Danioth wins alpine combined at Junior Worlds
(Davos, Switzerland) Junior World Championships action continued on Monday, 5th February 2018 with the ladies’ alpine combined races. The podium was a repeat of the slalom race. Only the order was different.
Aline Danioth set the pace in the first run, a slalom, to distance herself from the rest of the field by 0.28 seconds. She took her first run advantage over the finish line in super-G to cruise to gold. It was Danioth’s third medal in Davos, following gold in the team event and bronze in slalom.
Silver went to Slovenia’s Meta Hrovat 0.56 seconds back. Hrovat, who already secured gold in slalom, will travel to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games next.
Austria’s Franziska Gritsch secured bronze +1.16 seconds off the winning pace. It was Gritsch’s third medal in Davos following silver in super-G and slalom.
Danioth who was debating if she should start the alpine combined said: “This is just amazing. I wasn’t sure I should start because I crashed in yesterday’s super-G and felt uncomfortable going over the jump. Today’s race has given me additional confidence and really showed me I can do it. I am just super happy”.
With Switzerland, Slovenia, Austria, Norway, Germany and USA, six nations finished in the top ten.
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Switzerland in the lead
After eight medal events, Switzerland still leads the medals tally with nine medals, of which five are golden, followed by Austria with seven (one gold, three silver, three bronze) and Norway and Slovenia with two medals each (one gold, one silver).
On Tuesday, 6th February, racing continues with the men’s giant slalom. Follow the action on livestream: https://www.swiss-ski.ch/davos2018