Alpine skiing: Odermatt, victorious in Soldeu, sets new World Cup points record
The Swiss made history a little more this Saturday by erasing the 2,000-point record that dates back 23 years.
Swiss Marco Odermatt set the new men’s Alpine Ski World Cup points record (2042 points) by winning the last giant of the season on Saturday in Soldeu (Andorra), his 13th victory in the winter.
Odermat canceled the 2000 points set by Austrian Hermann Mayer 23 years ago by crushing the race on Saturday, more than two seconds ahead of Norwegian Henrik Christophersen and Austrian Marco Schwartz.
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Even if there is still a slalom to be played on Sunday to finish off the season, the Swiss will have to stop there because he doesn’t usually compete in this field.
Odermatt has won the World Cup general classification for the second year in a row and has had the best men’s season since the introduction of this points system in 1992. He has relentlessly racked up 13 hits (seven in giant and six in super-G) to grab the big crystal ball and small giant globe And the super globe.
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He joins Swede Ingmar Stenmark (in 1979), Austria’s Hermann Mayer (2001), and Marcel Hirscher (2018), the men’s record holders for wins in a single winter.
Odermatt, giant Olympic champion in 2022, also won two world championship titles in February in Courchevel (downhill and giant). With his unique style, young age (25) and strength in three disciplines, it looks like he could rule alpine skiing for several years.
On Saturday, Imperial ran a demonstration of more than two seconds control, a rare performance at this level of competition.