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Alpine Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Men's Super G

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Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): Rosa Khutor Alpine Center, Krasnaya Polyana
Date Started: February 16, 2014
Date Finished: February 16, 2014

Gold: NOR Kjetil Jansrud
Silver: USA Andrew Weibrecht
Bronze: USA Bode Miller
CAN Jan Hudec

Summary

The men's Super G, the third male Alpine skiing competition held in Sochi, was scheduled and held on Sunday, 16 February. It was held on the same piste within the [Rosa Khutor Alpine Center] as the downhill start was moved down to an altitude of 1,592 metres and was located between "Small Pan" and "Russian Trampoline". On race day the weather was partly cloudy and for better conditions the starting time was moved up one hour from 1100 to 1000.

The 2013/2014 World Cup season had seen four Super G races, with Aksel Lund Svindal winning twice (Lake Louise and Val Gardena), while Patrick Küng won in Beaver Creek and Didier Défago in Kitzbühel. Svindal, Olympic Super G champion four years ago, who also won the last two Super G World Cups in 2011/12 and 2012/13, was also in the World Cup lead, followed by Défago, Küng, and the silver medalist from Vancouver in this discipline, Bode Miller. The last two World championships were won by Christof Innerhofer in 2011 and Ted Ligety in 2013.

Of the early starters Peter Fill (ITA) set the target with a time of 1:18.85. Of the more favored skiers, Miller set the pace with a time of 1:18.67. Next to go was Max Franz (AUT), who finished just 0.07 seconds behind Miller. His compatriot Otmar Striedinger, going next, came even closer to Miller’s time, finishing just 0.02 seconds behind. Defending champion Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) was next to go, but he too fell just short of Miller, by 0.11 seconds. Next down the course was downhill champion Matthias Mayer (AUT), who crashed out. Unfortunately for Miller his luck could not hold as, starting 21st, Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) set the new target with a time of 1:18.40. The next skier down, Jan Hudec (CAN) finished in exactly the same time as Miller, at that stage sharing the silver medal. But a relatively late starter Andrew Weibrecht (USA) came through to set a time of 1:18.44, so relegating Hudec and Miller to bronze medals.

Jansrud, who won his second medal in Sochi after bronze in downhill, was a surprise winner, but he continued the Norwegian tradition in this event, following his compatriots Kjetil André Aamodt who won in 2002 and 2006, and Svindal, who won in 2010. But even more surprising was Weibrecht who after winning a surprising bronze in Vancouver in this event, bettered his performance with silver in Sochi, again going from zero-to-hero as his best World Cup result was still only a 10th place at this time. Hudec won the first Alpine skiing medal for Canada after 20 years, Miller, who had lost his younger brother in the last year, showed his emotions in the finishing area after winning his sixth Olympic medal, which also made him the oldest ever Alpine skiing Olympic medalist.

Skiing manufacturer Head earned a full set of medals with Jansrud, Weibrecht, and Miller, while Hudec used Rossignol. Jansrud won the race with an average speed of 96.57 km/hr by 0.30 seconds or 8.02 metres in front of Weibrecht and 0.53 seconds or 14.12 metres in front of Hudec and Miller.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Kjetil Jansrud 28 Norway NOR Gold 1:18.14
2 Andrew Weibrecht 27 United States USA Silver 1:18.44
3T Jan Hudec 32 Canada CAN Bronze 1:18.67
3T Bode Miller 36 United States USA Bronze 1:18.67
5 Otmar Striedinger 22 Austria AUT 1:18.69
6 Max Franz 24 Austria AUT 1:18.74
7 Aksel Lund Svindal 31 Norway NOR 1:18.76
8 Peter Fill 31 Italy ITA 1:18.85
9 Ondřej Bank 33 Czech Republic CZE 1:19.11
10 Morgan Pridy 23 Canada CAN 1:19.19
11 Adrien Théaux 29 France FRA 1:19.35
12 Patrick Küng 30 Switzerland SUI 1:19.38
13 Aleksander Kilde 21 Norway NOR 1:19.44
14 Ted Ligety 29 United States USA 1:19.48
15 Thomas Mermillod-Blondin 28 France FRA 1:19.53
16 Dominik Paris 24 Italy ITA 1:19.70
17T David Poisson 31 France FRA 1:19.74
17T Werner Heel 31 Italy ITA 1:19.74
19T Johan Clarey 33 France FRA 1:19.75
19T Natko Zrnčić-Dim 27 Croatia CRO 1:19.75
21 Georg Streitberger 32 Austria AUT 1:19.77
22 Carlo Janka 27 Switzerland SUI 1:20.01
23 Travis Ganong 25 United States USA 1:20.02
24T Manuel Osborne-Paradis 29 Canada CAN 1:20.19
24T Ivica Kostelić 34 Croatia CRO 1:20.19
26 Pavel Trikhichev 21 Russia RUS 1:20.62
27 Beat Feuz 26 Switzerland SUI 1:20.65
28 Adam Žampa 23 Slovakia SVK 1:20.95
29 Klemen Kosi 22 Slovenia SLO 1:21.27
30 Dmitry Koshkin 27 Kazakhstan KAZ 1:21.50
31 Stepan Zuyev 25 Russia RUS 1:21.54
32 Henrik von Appen 19 Chile CHI 1:21.88
33 Martin Vráblík 31 Czech Republic CZE 1:22.01
34 Marc Oliveras 22 Andorra AND 1:22.02
35 Olivier Jenot 25 Monaco MON 1:22.20
36 Andreas Žampa 20 Slovakia SVK 1:22.42
37 Yury Danilochkin 22 Belarus BLR 1:22.45
38 Maciej Bydliński 25 Poland POL 1:22.51
39 Nikola Chongarov 24 Bulgaria BUL 1:22.59
40 Martin Khuber 22 Kazakhstan KAZ 1:22.60
41 Georgy Georgiev 26 Bulgaria BUL 1:22.72
42 Matej Falat 20 Slovakia SVK 1:22.81
43 Martin Bendík 20 Slovakia SVK 1:23.06
44 Igor Zakurdayev 27 Kazakhstan KAZ 1:23.13
45 Eugenio Claro 30 Chile CHI 1:23.31
46 Christoffer Faarup 21 Denmark DEN 1:23.34
47 Cristian Simari Birkner 33 Argentina ARG 1:23.36
48 Marko Vukićević 21 Serbia SRB 1:23.88
49 Jorge Birkner 23 Argentina ARG 1:23.89
50 Igor Laikert 22 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 1:24.20
51 Kostas Sykaras 29 Greece GRE 1:26.32
52 Dmytro Mytsak 18 Ukraine UKR 1:28.51
AC Aleksandr Glebov 30 Russia RUS DNF
AC Didier Défago 36 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Christof Innerhofer 29 Italy ITA DNF
AC Matthias Mayer 23 Austria AUT DNF
AC Paul de la Cuesta 25 Spain ESP DNF
AC Georg Lindner 31 Moldova MDA DNF
AC Arnaud Alessandria 20 Monaco MON DNF
AC Roberts Rode 26 Latvia LAT DNF
AC Erik Guay 32 Canada CAN DQ
AC Ferrán Terra 26 Spain ESP [1:20.96] DQ
AC Massimiliano Valcareggi 18 Greece GRE DQ