A glance at men's super-G race at worlds on Thursday

BY foxsports • February 4, 2015


The men's super-G race was postponed until Thursday because of snow and wind.


Gold, Ted Ligety, United States. Silver, Gauthier de Tessieres, France. Bronze, Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway.


Kjetil Jansrud of Norway: Leads the standings on the World Cup circuit and has two wins this season. Captured gold in this discipline at Sochi Games.

Hannes Reichelt of Austria: The course seems to suit the 34-year-old as he won the super-G race at Beaver Creek in December.

Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway: Sure, he had surgery to fix a torn Achilles in October and hasn't trained all that much, but whenever he's in a race he can win.


Ted Ligety, United States: He is the defending world champion in this discipline, one of the three golds he captured two years ago in Austria. Best finish in a World Cup super-G race this season is 11th.

Bode Miller, United States: Had a herniated disk repaired in November, but will race and is always fast on this course. Has four wins at Beaver Creek, none in the super-G.


''I have the speed to be a viable threat for the medals. That's why we're all here. I think everyone is on the same page.'' Bode Miller of the U.S.


The race was moved to Thursday because of snow and high wind. ... Christof Innerhofer of Italy captured the super-G world title at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, in 2011. Should Italy win, the country would match Austria, Norway, Switzerland and the U.S. for most world titles in the super-G. ... This will be Miller's first race of the season. He won the super-G world crown in 2005. ... Jansrud has three ''DNFs'' - did not finish - in three super-G starts at world championships. ... A win would move Ligety into a third-place tie with five others with four world titles. Only Austria's Toni Sailer (7) and France's Jean-Claude Killy (6) have more.

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