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World Cup: Rain and Heat Force Cancellation of Downhill Trainings; Lara Gut-Behrami Dominates Super-G Standings

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
World Cup finals cancel downhill training to preserve slope ahead of speed races

On Thursday, the World Cup finals in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria were forced to cancel both men’s and women’s downhill trainings. Despite Wednesday’s sessions proceeding as planned, the decision was made to protect the slope for the speed races due to predicted elevated temperatures and more rain. The cancellation aimed to ensure optimal conditions for the upcoming super-G races on Friday, the women’s downhill on Saturday, and the men’s downhill on Sunday, which concludes the season.

The AP skiing website offers more information on the latest news and updates in alpine skiing. In particular, it highlights Lara Gut-Behrami’s dominance in this season’s competition. Having already secured the women’s overall and giant slalom titles, she holds a 69-point lead in the super-G standings. Additionally, she leads the downhill category with a 19-point advantage over Sofia Goggia, who was sidelined for the rest of the season in February, and a 68-point lead over Stephanie Venier.

On the men’s side, Marco Odermatt has clinched his third consecutive overall championship and giant slalom title weeks ago. He currently leads by 81 points in super-G standings and 42 points in downhill. With only a few races remaining before he completes his hat trick of titles, Odermatt is determined to continue his impressive streak this season.

By Samantha Nguyen

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