12 years after he won his first world cup gold in the Oar, drove Aksel Lund Image down a utforløype for the last time Saturday afternoon.
Mountaineer announced plans to add up after the world cup two weeks ago, and since have hyllestene tumbled in from far and near. Image is professional to the fingertips, and have been aware that nothing is over until the last race is run. And from the start number eight plunged him into the steep slopes in Åre.
The legendary athlete ran great, but had to settle with a preliminary 2.-space in the finish, just turned off Jansrud with two poor hundredths. In the target area was Image, the members of the audience, before he even pointed at and applauded their master and teammate.
We could not have dreamed of anything better. A fantastic end of the two. We have to hope that it holds, " says Kjetil Other Aamodt in NRK.
So what it looked like when the Image ran in the goals:PUT UP: Aksel Lund Image exults over a provisional second place in his last race ever. Video: NRK View more Gold and silver
Before the Image had been running, had Kjetil Jansrud and Aleksander Aamodt Source have already been in action. Jansrud delivered as mentioned a fantastic run, and led at all intermediate times.
- He turns the knockout of the competition, said the Radio commentator.
After the Norwegian had been running, there were still many great athletes again at the start. Dominik Paris from Italy was one of today's big favourites, but after a good start he found he was unable to keep up with Jansrud and Image. At the finish he ran into to 4.-place, far behind the norwegians.
Also does not Beat Feuz, or any other of our cannons managed to punish Jansrud and Image, which made the double Norwegian in Sweden. Gold to Jansrud and silver to the Image.Image embarrassing affected: - It is embarrassing
- It is fair this. In the OLYMPICS last year, it was I who was ahead. I came in target and saw that it was 65 hundredths down to the third. Then I thought that here is everything to ensure that this becomes a hell of a show, " says Image to NRK.
I have it very good. I had run two hundredths faster, had it been shared gold. It had been ideal, he added.
the Image had two world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medals in the downhill, while Jansrud took his first world CHAMPIONSHIP gold, no matter the discipline.
Aksel Lund Image and Kjetil Jansrud - one of the very best Norwegian sports has produced. Achievements and personality that can withstand comparison with the most - also the best.— Lars Tjærnås (@Tjaernas) February 9, 2019
Aleksander Aamodt Source was not able to keep up with the best today, but had no problems to greet his teammates.
- It is absolutely fantastic. "Hats off" to both Kjetil and Aksel. Sam, he struggled a bit in years, so it is fantastic to see him on the top. And the Axle to deliver in his last spring – it's completely raw, " he says to NRK.GOLD: Kjetil Jansrud was fastest in the Oar. Photo: NTB scanpix Show more Difficult conditions
It was long uncertain whether it at all would be arranged flows in the Vessel today. It has been snowing heavily through the night, and the jury was early to assess the conditions.
the Start was immediately moved down to where the super-G-launders usually starts, not before at 13.30 set the first athlete downhill.
the Conditions were not optimal during the race, and several performers seemed a little exasperated sight. It was at times a lot of fog and snow, but the conditions did not stop the race.Life is his greatest victory