Kriechmayr continues Austria's dominance in Wengen downhill

Kriechmayr continues Austria's dominance in Wengen downhill
By Sportsbeat

19/01/2019 at 17:41

Austria’s dominance of the prestigious Wengen downhill continued as Vincent Kriechmayr edged out Switzerland’s home favourite Beat Feuz and Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde to top the podium.

Over the 89 editions of the race an Austrian has won 31 times and Kriechmayr’s narrow win by 0.14 continued the dominance.

The win is Kriechmayr’s fourth career World Cup win and ninth overall podium, seeing him climb to second in the downhill standings, but he still trails Feuz by almost 100 points.

Kriechmayr crossed the line in 2:28.36 to ruin Feuz's hopes of claiming a third downhill title in Wengen.

Norway's young hope Aamodt Kilde was third (+0.26) while veteran Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal was fourth (+0.52).

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