Aksel Lund Svindal takes today, December 2nd 2017, his fourth Downhill victory in Beaver Creek. Yesterday Kjetil Jansrud came in second in the Super-G after Vincent Kriechmayer.
By Patrick S. Lang.
Five years after his maiden World Cup Super-G win on the 'Olympia-Bakke' run and twenty-four years after the first ever World Cup competition at Kvitfjell, Kjetil Jansrud celebrated quite a significant victory today in the Norwegian resort becoming the first skier from his team to dominate the rest of the field in a downhill starting from the top of the hill, beating by mere 8/100 of a second Italy's Peter Fill while the new World Champion from Switzerland, Beat Feuz, was a happy 3rd at 14/100.
Interview with Kline
Interview with Mayer
Interview with Jansrud
In the Canadian resort Lake Louise the alpine speed athletes gave us an exciting weekend November 25th and 26th as a start of the WC season 2017-18. Saturday Aksel Lund Svindal had his comeback again in the Downhill after another long injury period. And he impressed everybody with a new podium, only beaten by World Champion Beat Feuz (SUI) and Olympic Champion Matthias Mayer (AUT). Photo Scanpix, shows Kjetil Jansrud in the Super-G.
Fifteen years after clinching gold in the specialty at the Junior World Championships in February 2002 which qualified him for the World Cup Finals at Flachau-Zauchensee, Italy's Peter Fill finally enjoyed his maiden World Cup victory in Super-G at Kvifjell, beating some of the most established experts after a nearly flawless run.
The Downhill cancelled in Lake Louise was completed in good conditions in Kvitfjell on Friday February 24. The double Junior Champion from 2011, Bostian Kline, took his first World Cup victory, followed by Matthias Mayer and Kjetil Jansrud on the podium. That brings Kjetil Jansrud on the top of the World Cup Downhill list.
On the FIS calendar for next season World Cup in Kvitfjell is 10.-11. March 2018. So we have something to look forward to.
Interview with Peter Fill
By Patrick Lang.
Ten years after Andrej Jerman celebrated the first ever Slovenian downhill victory on the men's World Cup tour at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, his younger colleague Bostjan Kline enjoyed his maiden triumph on the circuit at Kvitfjell, finishing ahead of some of the best speed specialists of the current season on the sunbathed 'Olympia Bakke Run' at Kvitfjell.
Kline, 26 in two weeks, beat by 19/100 of a second the reigning Olympic Champion Matthias Mayer while local hero Kjetil Jansrud came in 3rd in front of the new Super-G World Champion Erik Guay. Beat Feuz, who clinched gold at St Moritz in downhill two weeks ago came in 7th.