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Sport In Kitzbuehel, 40-year-old becomes oldest Alpine skier to make World Cup podium

18:26  24 january  2021
18:26  24 january  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

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The 40 - year - old Frenchman became the oldest skier on a downhill podium in the 54-year history of the World Cup . "A victory would be better but I am The result made Feuz the first downhiller to win two races this season, after Martin Cater of Slovenia, overall champion Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and

The world ’s most daring Alpine skiers descend the most famous annual race this weekend, while Mikaela Shiffrin The men’s World Cup stops in Kitzbuehel , Austria, for the Hahnenkamm. The best U.S. finish the last four years was 10th. Bryce Bennett took confidence from finishing seventh at

Frenchman Johan Clarey became the first 40-year-old to make an Alpine skiing World Cup podium, taking second in the famed Hahnenkamm downhill in Kitzbuehel, Austria, on Sunday.

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Clarey finished .17 of a second behind Swiss Beat Feuz, who won both downhills on the Streif this weekend. Austrian Matthias Mayer was third. Full results are here.

Clarey was already the oldest Alpine skier to make a World Cup downhill podium, doing so in 2019 and 2020. He’s also the oldest to earn a world championships medal, super-G silver in 2019.

But on Sunday, Clarey broke the age record for any Alpine World Cup event previously held by Swede Patrik Järbyn, who took third in a 2008 super-G at age 39, according to ski-db.com.

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The International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup is the premier circuit for alpine skiing competition. The inaugural season launched in January 1967

Austrian downhill skier Ferld Friedensbert was the first winner of the Hahnenkamm race way back in 1931, with The Mausefalle is the steepest part, with a maximum grade of 40 .4°, and racers can fly Saturday sees another Hahnenkamm downhill race in Kitzbühel after Friday's race substituted for the

“I’m in the shape of my life,” Clarey said.


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The oldest Olympic Alpine medalist is Bode Miller, who tied for super-G bronze at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games at 36. Clarey’s best finish in three Olympics was 18th in the downhill in 2018.

Clarey has made eight World Cup podiums dating to 2009, seven of them in downhill, but has yet to win a race at the sport’s highest level.

In January 2013, he became the first skier to break 100 miles per hour in a World Cup race, doing so in Wengen, Switzerland.

The men race a super-G in Kitzbuehel on Monday (4:45 a.m. ET, Peacock Premium).

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