03. 12. 09. - 14:00
Raich and Walchhofer on podium in Lake Louise Super-G
By Thomas Hochwarter
Benjamin Raich and Michael Walchhofer saved Austrian skiers’ honour by finishing yesterday’s (Sun) Lake Louise Super-G in second and third.
Tyrolean all-rounder Raich was just 0.24 seconds behind Canadian Manuel Osborne-Paradis, with Michael Walchhofer –fourth best Austrian in Saturday’s downhill event – in third.
Klaus Kröll and Georg Streitberger were the next-best placed Austrians as they finished in a joint, disappointing, 18th place. Florian Scheiber came 28th, while Stephan Görgl, Hannes Reichelt, Hans Grugger, Manuel Kramer and Romed aumann all dropped out.
The result was mirrored in yesterday’s Women’s Slalom in Aspen.
Marlies Schild and Kathrin Zettel finished in second and third respectively while Czech Šárka Záhrobská snatched victory. Elisabeth Görgl in 25th was the third-best placed Austrian.
Zettel had a good weekend as she came second in Saturday’s Giant Slalom behind German Kathrin Hölzl. Eva-Maria Brem was the second-best placed Austrian in fifth.