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SOLDEU, Andorra — Swiss skier Marco Odermatt won the men’s super-G at the Planet Cup Finals on Thursday to close in on the 23-year-old record for most points in a single season.
The victory raised Odermatt’s tally to 1,942 points, leaving him 58 brief of the all-time mark set by Austrian wonderful Hermann Maier in the 1999-2000 season.
Odermatt can break the record with a major-3 finish in Saturday’s giant slalom. He has completed on the podium in all eight giant slalom races he began this season.
“I have accomplished every thing I wanted this season, so I am going to celebrate these days,” mentioned Odermatt, who has secured the general, super-G and giant slalom season titles. “With what is left in my tank, I will attack on Saturday. When it takes place, then it really is wonderful. If not, then I never owe any individual an explanation.”
Theoretically, Odermatt would have a further opportunity in Sunday’s season-ending slalom, but he has by no means raced in that occasion at the Planet Cup level.
The general record, in between guys and ladies, is held by Slovenian standout Tina Maze, who gathered two,414 points when she won the women’s general title ten years ago.
Odermatt, a two-time general champion, had currently locked up the season title in super-G right after winning 5 of the earlier seven races. He added his sixth triumph in the discipline, and 12th general this season, by beating Marco Schwarz of Austria by .29 seconds.
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde completed .71 seconds behind in third, a day right after the Norwegian received the globe for the very best downhiller of the season.
Mikaela Shiffrin, who is Kilde’s girlfriend and watched the race from the finish region, hugged Odermatt to congratulate him right after the race.
Ryan Cochran-Siegle of the United States completed .86 seconds behind Odermatt in fourth for his very best outcome of the season.
The guys made use of the very same Aliga course as the ladies did for their super-G earlier Thursday. Odermatt, whose winning time was 1 minute, 23.91 seconds, was practically 3 seconds more quickly than Swiss teammate Lara Gut-Behrami, who won the women’s race in 1:26.70.
The group occasion is scheduled for Friday.
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