Intense Super-G Showdowns Set for Friday at World Cup Finals in Saalbach-Hinterglemm

World Cup finals cancel downhill training to preserve slope ahead of speed races

The cancellation of men’s and women’s downhill trainings at the World Cup finals in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria on Thursday has shifted the focus to the upcoming races. On Wednesday, both sessions proceeded as planned, but due to elevated temperatures and the prediction of more rain, the decision was made to cancel the trainings on Thursday to protect the slope before the upcoming speed races.

The super-G races scheduled for Friday promise to be intense as Lara Gut-Behrami, who has already clinched the women’s overall and giant slalom titles, holds a 69-point lead in the super-G standings. She also leads the downhill standings with a 19-point advantage over Sofia Goggia, who is unable to compete for the rest of the season after an injury in February and is 68 points ahead of Stephanie Venier. Marco Odermatt, another Swiss skier, has secured his third consecutive overall championship and giant slalom title weeks ago. He leads by 81 points in the super-G standings and 42 points in the downhill standings.

The competition promises to be intense as skiers vie for top honors in their respective disciplines. Despite cancellations due to weather conditions, excitement remains high as athletes prepare for remaining races with championships and standings on line.

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