Michael Schmid wins 2nd last World Cup race in Meiringen, claims discipline title

15 March 2010 12:51


Olympic champion Michael Schmid of Switzerland won the second race of the Ski Cross week 2010 in Meiringen-Hasliberg, Switzerland and captured the overall World Cup trophy even before the season Finale in Sierra Nevada, Spain and Anna Holmlund of Schweden finished first in the ladies event.

 

Schmid still in top form

Michael Schmid is currently the person to beat in ski cross. The Swiss, who was the first Olympic champion in that discipline, moves from one victory to the next. After his second place finish in Grindelwald, he gunned to first in the World Cup in Meiringen-Hasliberg, Switzerland. Schmid was a class of his own and beat Norway's Audun Groenvold as well as the Canadians Christopher Delbosco and Stanley Hayer in the final heat. After his victory on Sunday, Schmid (715 points) now has a 218 point lead over his stiffest contender Christopher Delbosco of Canada (497 points) in the discipline standings with only one event of World Cup Finals left, meaning he will the discipline standings for the first time.

 

David on track to take discipline title

Canada's Olympic gold medalist Ashleigh McIvor went out in the semi-finals leaving the field open for Ophelie David (FRA), Anna Holmlund (SWE), Marte Hoeie Gjefsen (NOR) and the fresh face Katrin Mueller of Switzerland. Holmlund rocketed to the top step of the podium, followed by David und Hoeie Gjefsen. Up to the final jump, it looked as if Mueller was going to capture silver before she crashed and slid through the finish. David's second place left her in the lead for the seventh consecutive discipline title, 655-582 over Canada's McIvor with one race left in the season.