Junior Worlds: Odermatt claims super-G glory
(Davos, Switzerland) Two days after racing to downhill gold, Switzerland’s Marco Odermatt was a dominant winner in a tricky super-G on 2nd February 2018. His time of 1:07.59 proved 0.88 seconds faster than American River Radamus, with Luke Winters (USA) in third (+0.91).
“Adding a second gold medal in just two days is a dream come true. It makes me really happy I could lay down such a perfect run on this tricky course and end up on top of the podium again. It is very special to win in my home country. I feel I can give something back to the organisers and volunteers who are putting in so much effort”, the happy winner said.
20-year-old Odermatt now owns a collection of four medals from Junior World Championships. His super-G and downhill gold came in addition to giant slalom gold and super-G bronze from the 2016 edition in Sochi (RUS).
Radamus earned his second medal after taking silver in alpine combined in Are (SWE) 2017. For Winters, it was his first medal on the international stage.
It proved to be a tricky super-G course on the Jakobshorn with many athletes dropping out. Following strong snowfalls from the previous day, the course had to be cleared off in the morning hours. The race was initially scheduled for 10:00 CET but had to be postponed to 12:00 CET in order to allow best possible conditions for the athletes.
Other noteworthy takeaways from the race include a total of nine nations landing in the top 15 (SUI, USA, SWE, NOR, CZE, ITA, FRA, AUT, CAN). The starting field consisted of 95 racers.
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After four medal events, Switzerland currently leads the medal rankings with four medals (two gold, two bronze) ahead of Austria with three (one gold, two silver) and Slovenia with one (gold).
Action continues with the Team Event on Saturday, 3rd February at 17:00 CET. Follow the action on livestream: https://www.swiss-ski.ch/davos2018