Paris seals first world title with Super-G gold in Sweden

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

After 10 years on World Cup circuit, Italian wins world gold.

Dominik Paris picked up the first world title of his career with gold in the Super-G on the second day of the World Championships in Åre, Sweden. Here is all you need to know:

– The 12-time World Cup winner edged out France’s Johan Clarey and Vincent Kriechmayr, who shared silver< by just 0.09 seconds to break his title duck.

– Paris boasts an illustrious ski career with 28 podiums during a decade-long career and counting in the sport.

– The 29-year-old Italian had previously come close to world gold back in 2013 when he finished runner-up by nearly half a second to Aksel Lund Svindal in the downhill in Schladming.

– Paris is enjoying arguably the best season of his career with four victories to date – his previous wins coming in Bormio (where he won twice) and Kitzbühel, where he won the most prestigious downhill race on the World Cup circuit.

– Svindal, who plans to end his career following the events in Åre has been struggling with a knee injury and his career finale and was nearly a second off the pace of the race winner.

Race results

Dominik Paris (Italy) one minute 24.20
Johan Clarey (France) 0.09 behind
2= Vincent Krierchmayr (Austria) s.t.
4. Christof Innerhofer (Italy) 0.35
5.Adrien Theaux (France) 0.37
6.Josef Ferstl (Germany) 0.39
7.Brice Roger (France) 0.41
8. Mattia Casse 0.50
8= Steven Nyman (U.S.) s.t.
8=Adrian Smiseth Sejersted (Norway) s.t.

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