World Cup slalom: Pertl brings silver to the end


Kärntner missed gold after leading at half time

“I risked everything and everything went very well,” said Pertl, who has never led to half-time in a slalom.

Adrian Pertl won silver in the slalom at the end of the 46th Alpine Skiing World Championships. © The  young Carinthian had led sensationally at the halfway point of the last World Cup competition, but after the third-best run time missed gold by 21 hundredths.

© The  title went to Sebastian Foss-Solevaag, who made himself the first Norwegian slalom world champion since Tom Stiansen in 1997. Bronze went to Solevaag’s compatriot Henrik Kristoffersen.

World Championship Slalom: Pertl leads after the first round

After the first run, Pertl, with starting number eight, had led sensationally and for the first time in his career in a slalom. Marco Schwarz was eighth, Michael Matt 13th and Manuel Feller after a material mistake only 24th. Because the rule of 30 had been overridden due to concerns about a slope softening under the sun, Matt was able to decide on the ÖSV course -Slalom boss Marko Pfeifer already start as third, Schwarz as eighth. Matt could not add anything, however, combined world champion black threaded after a strong interim and was eliminated.

Black is eliminated

14 of the 15 possible runners for top positions made the decision within a second. All attacked, four including Black were eliminated. Pertl had previously only achieved a podium place in the World Cup, a year ago he had finished third in Chamonix. In a Norwegian double lead by Foss-Solevaag in front of Kristoffersen, the young Carinthian entered the 63-goal race and kept his nerve. “For me, silver is like gold,” said the young man from Ebene-Reichenau.

For Austria it was the strong end to a highly successful World Cup. With 8 medals, 5 of which were gold, Cortina was one of the most successful alpine title fights ever.

(Those: APA)

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World Cup slalom Pertl brings silver


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