Vincent Kriechmayr Wins Silver in WSC Super G

Vincent Kriechmayr proved his class yet again on Wednesday, winning a first silver medal in Åre. The Upper Austrian finished the race a mere 0.09 seconds behind Dominik Paris. Kriechmayr may not have skied faultlessly, but his good technique and good equipment brought him the medal his performance deserved. It is the first medal of his professional career.

“It was good at the top and good at the bottom,” explained Kriechmayr in an ORF interview. “The middle section didn’t go as I’d intended. It bugs me that I didn’t ski the middle section so well. But today you had to take risks, visibility wasn’t good.” However, his delight at winning his first medal at a major event was undimmed. “When I saw the sun coming out I was still sweating buckets,” he said. “I’m absolutely overjoyed.”

Fischer racer Steven Nyman also achieved a very respectable result: placing eighth, the American made it into the top ten, while his fellow countryman and brand colleague Bryce Bennett finished 23rd.