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Marco Odermatt sets Globe Cup points record with GS win


Mar 18, 2023

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SOLDEU, Andorra — Swiss skier Marco Odermatt broke the 23-year-old men’s record for most Globe Cup points in a single season Saturday right after dominating the giant slalom at the Globe Cup Finals.

Odermatt won the race by a huge two.11 seconds more than second-location Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway.

The victory lifted Odermatt’s tally to two,042 points and previous the preceding mark of two,000 set by Austrian excellent Hermann Maier in the 1999-2000 season.

The general record, in between guys and girls, is held by Slovenian standout Tina Maze, who accrued two,414 points when she won the women’s general title in 2013.

“Now it wasn’t effortless. I was nervous once more since of these damn two,000 points,” Odermatt stated. “Now with a further victory, much more than two seconds ahead, I never know what to say.”

Odermatt, who is the Olympic champion, matched a further greatest mark with his 13th win of the season. No male skier has ever won much more races in one particular campaign, and only Maier, Ingemar Stenmark and Marcel Hirscher accomplished the feat in the previous.

The general record for wins in a season is held by Mikaela Shiffrin, who won 17 occasions on her way to the 2018-19 women’s general title.

Odermatt had currently effectively defended his general title and secured the super-G and giant slalom discipline globes.

On Saturday, the Swiss standout posted the second-quickest time in his final run as he constructed on his clear lead from the 1st run, when he was 1.09 seconds more rapidly than Alexis Pinturault. The French skier dropped to eighth.

Kristoffersen ranked only eighth right after the opening leg just before climbing to second position. Marco Schwarz of Austria completed two.29 behind in third.

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