- March 11, 2018
- Posted by: Stephen Hannon
- Category: News
Home hero Kjetil Jansrud triumphed at Kvitfjell to clinch his third World Cup Super-G title.
The 32-year-old Sochi 2014 Super-G gold medallist was fourth in Saturday’s Downhill.
But he was top of the podium 24 hours later after his 21st World Cup victory.
Beat Feuz had to settle for the runner-up spot for the second time this weekend.
It was a superb day for Norwegian athletes in Norway.
Marit Bjoergen won the 30km Cross-Country event in Oslo to clinch a record seventh World Cup title.
Also in the capital, PyeongChang gold medallist Maren Lundby won the women’s ski jump.
And Daniel Andre Tande took men’s victory a day after helping Olympic champions Norway claim the team event.
Jansrud prolongs Norway’s run
Jansrud grew up near the Kvitfjell slope and the pressure was on him to deliver.
He did not disappoint.
Starting ninth, the 32-year-old went far quicker than anyone before him.
His fellow PyeongChang double medallist, Beat Feuz, came close six racers later.
The Swiss was outside Jansrud’s time by 0.22 seconds.
Adrian Smiseth Sejersted thought he had secured a 1-3 for Norway.
But no-one expected Brice Roger to threaten the leaders.
Starting with bib number 49, the Frenchman took third for just his second career podium finish.
No doubt about the winner though, as Jansrud secured his third Super-G crown with a race to spare.
It means Norwegian skiers have won the last seven men’s Super-G crystal globes, equalling Austria’s dominant run from 1998 to 2004.
Norway’s nordic heroics
Home athletes dominated in Oslo in front of the Prime Minster and members of the Norwegian Royal Family.
Maren Lundby produced a suitably regal performance in the women’s large hill ski jump on the Holmenkollbakken.
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— Maren Lundby (@marenlundby) March 11, 2018
A mighty first-round leap of 134.0m put the Olympic champion well in charge.
The second round was not quite so spectacular, but still enough to seal a comfortable victory for this year’s World Cup overall winner.
Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz was more than 30 points behind in second.
Yuki Ito of Japan completed the podium.
Ski flying world champion Daniel Andre Tande scored a first home men’s success for 14 years.
Tande was just eighth after the first round.
But in tricky, gusty conditions, he rose to the top of the scoreboard for his fifth career World Cup win.
Austria’s Stefan Kraft and Michael Hayboeck were second and third.
Olympic large hill champion Kamil Stoch was sixth and extended his series lead over Richard Freitag to 135 points.
There are five rounds remaining with the men competing in Lillehammer on Tuesday.