>> Illustration photo – Swiss skier Marco Odermatt on January 28, 2023 during the Super Giant Slalom of the World Cup in Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Courchevel (France) – At the World Championships in downhill skiing, men will fight for medals in the super giant slalom today. The favorite is the Swiss Marco Odermatt, who has won four of the six super-Gs in this World Cup season and dominates the discipline’s ranking. He will take to the track in Courchevel, France with number 7. The race will start at 11:30.
Czech representative Jan Zabystřan, who failed to complete a promising combination after a mistake in the slalom on Tuesday, will ride with number 36.
Odermatt has six junior titles, but has yet to win a medal at the World Championships among seniors. His main opponent should be Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who dominated the other two super giant slaloms in the World Cup season and is second in the current classification. The Norwegian skier will also go for his first medal from the World Cup. The title from last year’s championship in Cortina d’Ampezzo is defended by Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr.