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Marco Odermatt units World Cup factors file with GS win


Mar 18, 2023

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SOLDEU, Andorra — Swiss skier Marco Odermatt broke the 23-year-old males’s file for many World Cup factors in a single season Saturday after dominating the enormous slalom on the World Cup Finals.

Odermatt received the race by an enormous 2.11 seconds over second-place Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway.

The victory lifted Odermatt’s tally to 2,042 factors and previous the earlier mark of two,000 set by Austrian nice Hermann Maier within the 1999-2000 season.

The general file, between women and men, is held by Slovenian standout Tina Maze, who accrued 2,414 factors when she received the ladies’s general title in 2013.

“At this time it wasn’t simple. I used to be nervous once more due to these rattling 2,000 factors,” Odermatt mentioned. “Now with one other victory, greater than two seconds forward, I do not know what to say.”

Odermatt, who’s the Olympic champion, matched one other greatest mark along with his thirteenth win of the season. No male skier has ever received extra races in a single marketing campaign, and solely Maier, Ingemar Stenmark and Marcel Hirscher achieved the feat prior to now.

The general file for wins in a season is held by Mikaela Shiffrin, who received 17 instances on her technique to the 2018-19 ladies’s general title.

Odermatt had already efficiently defended his general title and secured the super-G and big slalom self-discipline globes.

On Saturday, the Swiss standout posted the second-fastest time in his last run as he constructed on his clear lead from the primary run, when he was 1.09 seconds sooner than Alexis Pinturault. The French skier dropped to eighth.

Kristoffersen ranked solely eighth after the opening leg earlier than climbing to second place. Marco Schwarz of Austria completed 2.29 behind in third.

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