Berliner TageBlatt - Odermatt wins Switzerland's first overall World Cup ski title for 12 years

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Odermatt wins Switzerland's first overall World Cup ski title for 12 years
Odermatt wins Switzerland's first overall World Cup ski title for 12 years / Foto: © AFP

Odermatt wins Switzerland's first overall World Cup ski title for 12 years

Marco Odermatt became the first Swiss man to win the overall World Cup alpine skiing title since 2010 on Wednesday.

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Odermatt, 24, who won the Olympic men's giant slalom gold at the Beijing Winter Games last month, clinched the title by finishing second in the downhill in Courchevel behind Austria's Vincent Kriechmayr.

The Swiss has an unassailable 359-point lead over Norwegian rival Aleksander Aamodt Kilde with three races in other disciplines left this season.

Kilde went on to win the overall downhill title by finishing fourth in Wednesday's race.

The last Swiss man to win the overall title was Carlo Janka.

Italy's Sofia Goggia won the overall women's downhill title for the second consecutive season.

Goggia, who won the downhill silver medal at the Beijing Olympics, finished ahead of Switzerland's Corinne Suter, the only skier who could have caught her.

K.Brown--BTB