Philipp Schörghofer (AUT)
MANFRED MÖLGG IN WSC MOOD: A BRONZE MEDAL TO GO, PLEASE!
Manfred Mölgg has made it: the leap onto the podium. Third place in the Giant Slalom at the World Championships in Schladming (AUT) earned the Italian what is now his third medal in total at World Championships. "Incredible, it is simply incredible," said Mölgg, almost lost for words in the first few moments after his success.
Not without mistakes, but happy
For a time it looked as if Mölgg was once again going to narrowly miss out on a podium today and end up in fourth place for the fifth time this season. But no, not this time. Mölgg made a mistake in the first run which left him in fourth prior to the second run. "I would certainly have made more out of it if I hadn't made the mistake in the first run. But Ligety skied such a strong race yet again, he's unbeatable at the moment. This bronze medal means a lot to me. It is the icing on the cake in what has been a very consistent season and I'm happy," Mölgg went on to say.
Schörghofer with mixed feelings
Philipp Schörghofer had mixed feelings: "Eighth place at a WSC is, of course, not satisfactory. But I skied well again today, particularly in the second run!" His time – fourth fastest – underlined this.
Fanara: dream comes to an end before the finish
Fortune was not on the side of one promising Fischer racer from France in today's race. Thomas Fanara was doing a fantastic job of challenging Ted Ligety (USA) in first place in the first run but this dream came to an abrupt end just short of the finish line. His bad luck started a few gates before: the Frenchman skied out with the finish line only a few metres away, trailing by a mere 17 hundredths of a second and was more than upset. "It is not often in World Championships that I have everything going my way. The hill, the slope, the conditions, everything just ideal for me. And now it's all over," said Fanara, devastated after the race.