Odermatt wins Switzerland's first men's overall World Cup title for 12 years

3.Odermatt wins Switzerland's first men's overall World Cup title for 12 years-FM
Swiss Marco Odermatt reacts in the finish area of the men's downhill of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup finals 2021/2022 in Courchevel, French Alps, on March 16, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
COURCHEVEL, France — Marco Odermatt became the first Swiss man to win the overall World Cup alpine skiing title since 2010 on Wednesday while Mikaela Shiffrin stretched her lead in the women's standing.اضافة اعلان

Shiffrin showed she was putting her disastrous Beijing Winter Olympics behind her as the American won the women's downhill in Courchevel to stretch her lead in the overall standings.

Odermatt, 24, who won the Olympic men's giant slalom gold last month, clinched the overall title by finishing second in the downhill behind Austria's Vincent Kriechmayr. He is the first Swiss man to win the overall title since Carlo Janka in 2010.

That gave the Swiss an unassailable 359-point lead over Norwegian rival Aleksander Aamodt Kilde with three races in other disciplines left for this season. Kilde went on to win the downhill title by finishing fourth in Wednesday's race.

Shiffrin, 27, failed to win a single medal in Beijing, but she recorded the 74th World Cup win of her career by finishing in front of Christine Scheyer of Austria and Joana Haehlen of Switzerland, who were tied for second.

Shiffrin has 1,345 points to second-placed Petra Vlhova's 1,189.

In the same race, Italy's Sofia Goggia won the women's downhill title for the second consecutive season.

Goggia, who won the downhill silver medal at the Olympics, finished 12th, seven places ahead of Switzerland's Corinne Suter, the only skier who could have caught her.

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