After winning a silver and a bronze in Sweden, Austria’s Vincent Kriechmayr has now achieved his first-ever gold medal at the Alpine Skiing World Championship.
The 29-year-old won the men’s Super G race in Cortina 2021 on Thursday (February 11), with a 0.38-second margin over his former teammate Romed Baumann, the latter has been representing Germany since 2019.
Overall World Cup champion Alexis Pinturault has registered his best Super G performance of the season and won a surprising bronze medal, just 0.04 seconds ahead of Canada’s Brodie Seger.
After winning the last two World Cups in Kitzbuehel & Garmisch, and topping the Super G rankings, Kriechmayr confirmed his dominance in this season.
Kriechmayr stated FIS TV, “It was a really tough race for me, it wasn’t perfect, but it’s a nice way to start the world championships.”
#VincentKriechmayr grabs an amazing in Super G!— FIS Alpine (@fisalpine) February 11, 2021
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