PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) – Germany’s Thomas Dressen posted the fastest time in the downhill stage of the men’s combined at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday but Austria’s Marcel Hirscher is well placed to make a push for his long-awaited first Olympic gold in the slalom.
After the opening 30 runners, Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal was second fastest, 0.07 seconds behind Dressen, with Austrian Matthias Mayer third and another Norwegian, Kjetil Jansrud, in fourth place, 0.27 seconds off the lead.
Days - Weather - Postponements - Alpine - Action
Following two days of weather postponements, the Alpine action finally got under way at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre but the strong winds remained a factor.
Organizers opted to go ahead with an adjusted downhill stage, racing lower down the course at the designated super-G start and using the ‘blue wind line’ which made for easier jumps.
Dressen - Course - Minute - Seconds - Hirscher
Dressen was first out and completed the course in one minute, 19.24 seconds and Hirscher, second...
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