Reporter Vincent Menard presents the euronews winter sports magazine Gravity:
Vincent Menard:” Kjetil Jansrud is the new toast of Norway after his Super-G victory in Sochi.
Glasses are raised to Andrea Fischbacher after victory in Switzerland.
And German ski jumper Severin Freund almost leaps with a legend.
All that and more in Gravity, so let’s get the snow on the road.
Winter sports mad Norway has a new hero, Kjetil Jansrud. The super-g gold medalist from Sochi, piled on the victories on home snow in Kvitfjell winning Friday’s World Cup downhill and Sunday’s super-g.
In tricky conditions the Norwegian pulled off his third World Cup win all coming on home snow. The Swiss skier Patrick Kueng came in second, Matthias Mayer of Austria third.
Pre-race favourite Aksel Lund Svindal failed in his attempt to take a top podium spot from his rival and compatriot. Still even without a victory, Svindal claimed the World Cup super-g crown and the downhill. Svindall now leads the overall standings from Austria’s Marcel Hirscher.
Veteren Czech skier Ondrei Bank will want to forget his Sunday on the slopes after he lost control and crashed out injuring his leg.
The cow bells rang out strong for the Swiss women at fortress Crans Montana , but despite a strong home contingent it was the Austrian’s that triumphed in the downhill.
Andrea Fischbacher ended a five-year victory drought to lead home an Austrian 1-2 with Anna Fenninger second.
Sochi gold medalist ski jumper Germany’s Severin Freund almost jumped to the status of legend. After wins in Falun in Sweden and Lahti in Finland, he was going for a hat-trick of wins in Sunday’s Lahti jump to join Sven Hannavald as the only German jumper to win three events on the bounce.
He failed by a mere four points. “
Thanks for watching and see you next week for more slippery sports in Gravity.”
Kjetil Jansrud is the toast of Norway after claiming Super G Olympic Gold.
Glasses are raised to Andrea Fishbacher in Austria after a Swiss victory.
Severin Freund almost leaps to legend status after a stella week.
All that and more to come in Gravity our new winter sports magazine.
Lets get the snow on the road withGravity number 1.
Winter sports mad Norway has a new hero. Kjetil Jansud.
The Super-G gold medalist at Sochi, piled on the victories on home snow in Kvitf Jell winning Friday’s World Cup downhill and
In tricky conditions on the Olympiabakken the Norwegian pulled off his third World Cup win all coming on his home slope.
The Swiss skier Patrick Kueng came in second Austria’s Masthias Mayer third.
Pre-race favourite Aksel Lund Svindall failed in his attempt to take top podium slot from his rival and compatriot.
Still even without a victory over the weekend Svindal claimed the World Cup Super-G crown and the downhill.
Svindell now leads the overall standings from Austria’s Marcel Hirscher.
Veteran Czech skier Ondrei Bank will want to forget his Sunday on the slopes after losing control and crashing out injuring his leg.
The cow bells rang out for the Swiss women at fortress Crans Montana.
The Swiss were looking to Olympic Champion Dominique Gisin and Laura Gut to carry the day.
Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhladen was also expected to show.
The strong home contingent failed in was the Austrian’s that triumphed in the downhill.
Andrea Fischbacher ended a five-year victory drought to lead home an Austrian World Cup 1-2.
Switzerland’s downhill Olympic Champion Dominique Gisin failed to replicate her Sochi performances and finished a dispiriting 10th.
Sochi Gold medalist Germany’s Severin Freund almost leapt to legend status after wins in Falun and Lahti, but a second placed jump in Finland means he will have to wait a while to join Sven Hasnnavald as a German hat-trick ski jumping hero.
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