The alpine kombinationstävlingen have been resolved a long time and goes probably in the tomb in the VM-context in the process. In this case, was Wendy Holdener an appropriate final winner.
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Schweiziskan is one of the main slalomåkarna in the world and has lined up podiums. But the three världscupsegrarna so far have come in a parallelltävling and in two combinations.
In Åre came a new kombinationsvinst, after a good downhill and a – on the hair – enough distance to the main competitor.
who had to settle for the bronze at the OLYMPICS in Pyeongchang in the year, defended his world CHAMPIONSHIP gold from 2017 – with three hundradelars margin to the Slovak language Petra Vlhova.
– Finally I was able to put together two good runs and take home the victory. It was at the right time, I am very happy to be able to defend my title, " says Wendy Holdener.
" I knew that I had to perform in slalomen and am so glad that I was a little bit ahead of Petra.
It was a tight battle even if the bronze, the Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel won by four hundredths ahead of österrikiskan Ramona Siebenhofer.
it was eleven in the downhill and had hoped for more, but had to settle with a share ninth place.
" I'm crazy disappointed. I had expected more on the slalomen. I didn't dare really go for it, then it went not so fast, " she says.
– Holdener and Vlhova would have been difficult to beat and Ragnhild went great in the slalomen. But you never know.
Kombinationstävlingen has lived a secluded existence next to its more famous alpinsyskon. The rules have changed several times over the years, but also the current format, with a störtloppsåk and a slalomåk, is controversial.
the international ski federation, which shall take up the subject again during the world CUP in Åre, petar combination and replaces it with a parallelltävling at future world CHAMPIONSHIPS and OLYMPIC games.
Sad, but not entirely unexpected, says Lisa Hörnblad.
" I think that combination is a great branch. But it is clear that the level does not really hold, " she says.
– The top is made of very high level, but then it gets a little worse level further to the rear. So it's well the right to remove it in a way.
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