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SOLDEU, Andorra — Swiss skier Marco Odermatt gained the lads’s super-G on the World Cup Finals on Thursday to shut in on the 23-year-old file for many factors in a single season.
The victory raised Odermatt’s tally to 1,942 factors, leaving him 58 wanting the all-time mark set by Austrian nice Hermann Maier within the 1999-2000 season.
Odermatt can break the file with a top-three end in Saturday’s large slalom. He has completed on the rostrum in all eight large slalom races he began this season.
“I’ve achieved every part I wished this season, so I will rejoice right this moment,” stated Odermatt, who has secured the general, super-G and large slalom season titles. “With what’s left in my tank, I’ll assault on Saturday. When it occurs, then it is nice. If not, then I do not owe anybody an evidence.”
Theoretically, Odermatt would have one other probability in Sunday’s season-ending slalom, however he has by no means raced in that occasion on the World Cup degree.
The general file, between women and men, is held by Slovenian standout Tina Maze, who gathered 2,414 factors when she gained the ladies’s general title 10 years in the past.
Odermatt, a two-time general champion, had already locked up the season title in super-G after profitable 5 of the earlier seven races. He added his sixth triumph within the self-discipline, and twelfth general this season, by beating Marco Schwarz of Austria by 0.29 seconds.
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde completed 0.71 seconds behind in third, a day after the Norwegian obtained the globe for the very best downhiller of the season.
Mikaela Shiffrin, who’s Kilde’s girlfriend and watched the race from the end space, hugged Odermatt to congratulate him after the race.
Ryan Cochran-Siegle of america completed 0.86 seconds behind Odermatt in fourth for his finest results of the season.
The lads used the identical Aliga course as the ladies did for his or her super-G earlier Thursday. Odermatt, whose profitable time was 1 minute, 23.91 seconds, was practically three seconds quicker than Swiss teammate Lara Intestine-Behrami, who gained the ladies’s race in 1:26.70.
The crew occasion is scheduled for Friday.