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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 short of the all-time mark set by Austrian fantastic Hermann Maier in the 1999-2000 season.
Odermatt can break the record with a prime-three finish in Saturday’s giant slalom. He has completed on the podium in all eight giant slalom races he started this season.
“I have achieved all the points I wanted this season, so I am going to celebrate proper now,” talked about Odermatt, who has secured the all round, super-G and giant slalom season titles. “With what is left in my tank, I will attack on Saturday. When it requires spot, then it genuinely is fantastic. If not, then I by no means owe every person an explanation.”
Theoretically, Odermatt would have a additional likelihood in Sunday’s season-ending slalom, but he has by no signifies raced in that occasion at the Planet Cup level.
The all round record, involving guys and ladies, is held by Slovenian standout Tina Maze, who gathered two,414 points when she won the women’s all round title ten years ago.
Odermatt, a two-time all round champion, had at present locked up the season title in super-G following winning five of the prior seven races. He added his sixth triumph in the discipline, and 12th all round this season, by beating Marco Schwarz of Austria by .29 seconds.
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde completed .71 seconds behind in third, a day following the Norwegian received the globe for the finest downhiller of the season.
Mikaela Shiffrin, who is Kilde’s girlfriend and watched the race from the finish area, hugged Odermatt to congratulate him following the race.
Ryan Cochran-Siegle of the United States completed .86 seconds behind Odermatt in fourth for his finest outcome of the season.
The guys applied the related Aliga course as the ladies did for their super-G earlier Thursday. Odermatt, whose winning time was 1 minute, 23.91 seconds, was virtually three seconds faster than Swiss teammate Lara Gut-Behrami, who won the women’s race in 1:26.70.
The group occasion is scheduled for Friday.