It was not the way it would go in hemmamästerskapet. Matts Olsson had cocked the bow high and talked about a world CHAMPIONSHIP medal was the requirement that he shall give himself approved.
But then came hjärnskakningen for just over two weeks ago. It was fatal for the medaljdrömmarna. Instead dropped the swede time throughout the first run and was to finish the whole 1,61 seconds from first place.
truckers low Matts Olsson tentatively on the 14:th place.
– Sin so clearly. It was the worst run in a long time, it was bad timing, " he says disappointedly.
" I feel somewhere that I am missing some racetempo, it has been perhaps a bit too sparingly with the tough training the last time.
Matts Olsson would test a new pair of boots when the accident just over two weeks ago. He is straddling a gate during a practice run and landed hard on the head.
then came the green light to start training again.
" I dropped what I think would have been good days. But I nevertheless believed it when I stood on the start, then I not really for it, " he says.
as I had hoped, I see it actually running. The medal was the best possible. But what I am most disappointed over is that I don't really have contact.
however, It is tight at the top even without the swede, who was one of the medaljkandidaterna ahead of the competition.
the first run was how much worse the world's best racers will be by a hefty cold? Not so much, apparently. Marcel Hirscher has been snorig, hostig, had pain in the neck and the ears – but is in second and in position before the second run.
Alexis Pinturault, world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medalist in the combination, leads, certainly, but the frenchman has only ten hundredths to go on compared to Hirscher.
in Addition, the Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen in third place just 18 hundredths after Pinturault.
"It was very well run and there is a lot to improve, so I am with in the fight," says the Norwegian.
the Blast threatened the world CUP – now to Olsson see alpine hjärntester