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Odermatt wins final Super G of FIS World Cup season at Soldeu finale

Switzerland’s Marco Odermatt continued his scintillating alpine ski form on Thursday with victory at the final FIS World Cup Super G race of the season in Andorra as Sofia Goggia and Ester Ledecká also earned podium places on the weekly FIS circuit.

Odermatt clocked 1:23.91 to bank his sixth Super G victory out of eight races this season in winning his first Super G title with Austrian Marco Schwarz second, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde third, Italy’s Dominik Paris seventh, Frenchman Alexis Pinturault 11th and Swiss Loïc Meillard 16th.

Odermatt finished the 2022/2023 Super G standings on a mighty 740 points with Kilde second on 512, Vincent Kriechmayr third on 335 and 2020/2021 overall champion Pinturault ending in fifth place.

In Wednesday’s men’s downhill, Paris finished in fifth place an impressive 0.27s behind winner Kriechmayr with Odermatt in 15th and Pinturault in 24th place.

Norwegian Kilde duly earned a second successive FIS World Cup downhill title with 760 points leaving Austrian Kriechmayr in second place on 614 and 25-year-old overall champion Odermatt back in third on 462.

In the women’s downhill, Goggia finished second behind Slovenian Ilka Stuhec with Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami third after Goggia had already claimed a fourth downhill title, the Italian then finishing seventh in Thursday’s Super G behind Gut-Behrami – who sealed the Super G title Italy’s Federica Brignone and Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel as Kiwi Alice Robinson failed to finish.

Wednesday also saw women’s parallel giant slalom snowboard action in Rogla, Slovenia as Czech star Ledecká finished second on her return from November collarbone surgery behind Austrian Sabine Schoeffmann with Japan’s Tsubaki Miki third.

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