Junior Worlds: Hrobat, Hadalin and Meillard sweep podium in super-G and Alpine Combined

11 March 2015 15:56
The three happy medallists: Miha Hrobat, Stefan Hadalin and Loic Meillard
The three happy medallists: Miha Hrobat, Stefan Hadalin and Loic Meillard -

Norway, Hafjell - Miha Hrobat (SLO) and his teammate Stefan Hadalin (+0.36) took gold and silver in super-G on 11th March 2015. Loic Meillard (SUI +0.53) raced to third place.

In the Alpine Combined rankings, the medalists got mixed up as Meillard took the gold. Based on his first place in slalom from the previous day and the addition of the super-G, he managed to walk away with the best combined time. Hadalin took his second silver medal +0.88 seconds off the pace while Hrobat claimed bronze (+0.98).

“It was amazing to win. I was very happy with my bronze in the Combined too. I didn’t really expect that. Conditions and the weather were great. One of the most amazing parts of taking these medals was that my teammate Stefan was with me on the podium!”, Hrobat commented.

Meanwhile, Swiss young gun Meillard, so far, walks away with gold, silver (giant slalom) and bronze in addition to a fourth place in slalom.

“I am really happy with my overall performance here in Hafjell so far. It couldn’t have been much better. I knew that after being first yesterday in slalom I could reach a top result. Conditions were amazing in today’s super-G with great snow and a great slope.”

The super-G was supposed to be held on Tuesday, 10th March in nearby Kvitfjell where the men's Audi FIS Ski World Cup races were staged last weekend. Due to difficult weather conditions, it was rescheduled to 11th March in Hafjell where temperatures dropped below zero during the night which made for a perfect slope.

For results, click here for super-G and here for Alpine Combined.

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