Norwegian Kilde triumphs – success for Swiss ski racers too
Updated on 01/13/2023 16:21
- Norway’s Alexander Amodt Kilde won the Super G in Wengen.
- But the success of the Swiss is also impressive.
- The newcomer to the podium takes second place.
Alexander Aamodt Kilde casually kissed the crowd, who had just spoiled the Swiss winner’s party. When the iconic Norwegian star swung away after his phenomenal run at Wengen, fans and pundits alike were amazed.
The Power Pack Keldy rounded out the race with a blistering start and a subtle streak in the famous Kernen-S. “It almost went wrong,” he said. “But fortunately, I saved her.” On Norwegian television, Olympic champion Kjetil Jansrud nearly stopped the heart. He exclaimed “Is that possible?” “What a legend! That’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen of him!”
“You just have to step on the gas to the end, I tried it – and it worked,” Kildee said after his fifth win of the season, his 18th overall.
Success for the Swiss too – five drivers in the top ten
Switzerland’s Stefan Rogenten dramatically finished second with a delay of 0.27 seconds. Keldee’s constant rival
“I am completely satisfied. Wengen has always been my favorite thing, even in the European Cup,” said Rogenten of Real Madrid after his success. “It’s a very positive result, Kildee was way better than me and everyone else. A big day for me, it’s something unique. My first podium and then together with Audi.”
Odermatt was also “very satisfied”, it was not “an easy race”. He is more happy for Rogentine than for himself. “I am very happy for Rogi, he has been the fastest in training for years and I am very happy that he finally made it in the race.”
Five Swiss ended up in the top ten at home in the Super-G: Beat Feuz, Gino Caviezel and Loïc Meillard finished seventh, eighth and ninth. They are followed by Justin Morriser (11), Niels Huntermann (14) and Alexis Mooney (37).
A little joy for German ski racers
The German success was elusive on Friday. Andreas Sander and Josef Verstel finished 23rd and 27th.
Bowman said that the supremacy of Norwegian Kilda should be “recognized without envy”. “He goes all in on certain swings, and the risk is rewarded.” He described his exit the day before his 37th birthday as “disturbing”. In a flurry after Hanegg’s shot, his outside skate was pulled away, and he narrowly avoided falling. “You have a good speed of 140 km / h,” said the veteran. “I’m glad I’m finally healthy.”
Vice World Champion Sander wanted to “quick check” the race. The fact that he was having problems at the top of the track was nothing new, but the large gap at the bottom made him “a little puzzled, something must have gone completely wrong”. Maybe I made a mistake in the material.
Austrian Krechmeier just missed out on the podium
The Austrians also did not live up to expectations. Vincent Krechmayer narrowly missed out on the podium, finishing fourth. The Austrian Supreme mainly blamed a poor start for this. “This shouldn’t happen to me. I’m usually a good starter, but I wasted a lot of time today. It’s a bit embarrassing,” Krechmayer was quoted as saying by APA news agency. “The other three were much better and Alex was amazing.”
As the second-best Austrian, Marco Schwarz dropped to eighteenth place with some distance. This was followed by Rafael Haser (21st), Daniel Heimetsberger (22nd), Andreas Bloer (25th), Julian Schutter (28th) and Stefan Babinski (30th).
An emotional return of Felix Noether on German television
Felix Neureuther gave an emotional comeback on German television. “Brilliant,” he commented on former ski racer Kildee’s victory. “Definitely in a league of its own!”
ARD analyst returns to TV nine days after death of his mother, Rosie Mittermeyer At his mother’s request, he said excitedly. “Felix, she said, go to Wengen and enjoy it!” Despite the “deep sadness”, “some normal must come back to us at home”.
He sought this in the family’s “place of strength” at the foot of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, where he himself, like his father Christian, won twice. (SID/TASS)
- Sports Information Service (SID)
- Austrian Press Agency (APA)
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