Sat. Mar 25th, 2023

Linked Press8:19 AM ET2 Minute Study

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

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

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

The general record, among 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.

“Currently it wasn’t straightforward. I was nervous once more due to the fact of these damn two,000 points,” Odermatt mentioned. “Now with an additional victory, additional than two seconds ahead, I do not know what to say.”

Odermatt, who is the Olympic champion, matched an additional greatest mark with his 13th win of the season. No male skier has ever won additional races in a single 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 instances 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 very first run, when he was 1.09 seconds quicker than Alexis Pinturault. The French skier dropped to eighth.

Kristoffersen ranked only eighth following the opening leg prior to climbing to second position. Marco Schwarz of Austria completed two.29 behind in third.

By Editor