Marco Odermatt Wins Last Super-G of the Season in Soldeu El Tarter
The winner of the Super-G Crystal Globe Marco Odermatt won the last speed race of the season at the Finals in Soldeu El Tarter. It is his 23rd World Cup victory.
Marco Odermatt has been the absolute dominator of the discipline. He won six of the eight Men's World Cup Super-G races this season and finished on the podium in the other two, second in Beaver Creek, and third in Wengen. Odermatt has recorded 15 podium finishes in his last 18 participations in super-G races in the World Cup.
The 25-year-old Swiss Ace has equaled the Men's record for most successive World Cup victories in the Super-G: four by Hermann Maier in the 1997-1998 and 1998-1999 seasons, and by Aksel Lund Svindal from December 2012 to December 2013.
He is also the fifth man to win at least 10 World Cup Super-G World Cup races, after Hermann Maier (24), Aksel Lund Svindal (17), Kjetil Jansrud (13), and Pirmin Zurbriggen (10).
Recordman Marco Odermatt Odermatt has won 12 World Cup events this season. He is now one of the only five men who had won at least 12 World Cup events in a single season: Ingemar Stenmark in 1978/79 (13), Hermann Maier in 2000/01 (13), Marcel Hirscher in 2017/18 (13), and Jean-Claude Killy in 1967 (12).
Odermatt has now 1,942 points in this season's Overall World Cup standings. The only man to collect more World Cup points in a single season was Hermann Maier in 1999-2000 (2,000 points). Tina Maze, 2,414 in 2012-2013, and Mikaela Shiffrin, 2,204 in 2018-2019, are the only women to have claimed more than 2,000 points in a season.
A 3rd place in the Giant Slalom on Saturday would be enough for the Overall World Cup winner to break another record.
"I just let it go and wanted to give an answer to the not so good race yesterday. That worked perfectly. The last race tension was obviously better again today. Super-G is my better discipline, that's for sure. I was at the limit again, I think. It got very close two or three times but that's how it has to be in the Super-G. I showed some of my best skiing. I am very happy", Odermatt said.
Marco Schwarz finished in second place 0.29 seconds behind Odermatt. It is the first time the 27-year-old Austrian skier is on a Super-G podium.
"I managed a really good run. The performance was okay. He clearly dominated the Super-G season. From that point of view there is no shame in being behind him. I'm super happy", Schwarz said.
Aleksander Aamodt Kilde rounded out today's podium in third place. Kilde is the only man besides Marco Odermatt to win a World Cup Super-G event this season. He won in Beaver Creek and in Wengen.
"It’s been a mentally exhausting couple of months, that’s for sure. In the Super-G I feel I lose the line a little bit, and when it is soft outside the line, I lose a lot of time. But third place, another podium, another incredible season, I am happy to be in this position", Kilde said.