Svindal third keeps FIS World Cup downhill title hopes alive

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

Aksel Lund Svindal during the Race for the World Cup Downhill in Kitzbühel on January 19 –
Photographer Credit:
Erich Spiess/ASP/Red Bull Content Pool

Dressen takes Kvitfjell win from title leader Feuz and veteran Norwegian.

Aksel Lund Svindal ensured the FIS World Cup downhill title will go down to the final race in Åre this season after claiming a podium in Kvitfjell on Saturday.

German Thomas Dressen continued his fine form of late to take the win with title leader Beat Feuz second for Switzerland and Norwegian Svindal in third.

– Svindal now lies 60 points behind Feuz in the downhill standings ahead of the final race as he seeks his third crystal globe in that discipline.




– The 35-year-old has returned from injury in brilliant form this season with downhill gold at the PyeongChang Winter Games to his name.

– He has also won two overall, five Super G, one giant slalom and one alpine combined FIS World Cup career titles as well as five World Championship golds.

– It was Dressen’s second FIS World Cup win after his victory over Feuz at Kitzbuehel in January.

– Twenty-four-old Dressen has also earned two Junior World Championship silver medals.

Aksel Lund Svindal during the Race for the World Cup Super G in Kitzbühel on January 19 –
Photographer Credit:
Erich Spiess/ASP/Red Bull Content Pool

 

 

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