Ski World Championships in Åre: Josef Ferstl gets sixth
Again no medal for the DSV: Josef Ferstl has finished sixth in the opening race of the men. The Italian Dominik Paris continues his strong season and won the first world title of his career.
Josef Ferstl has finished sixth in the Super-G at the World Ski Championships in Åre and thus missed a medal like DSV team-mate Viktoria Rebensburg 24 hours earlier. The Kitzbühel winner missed three tenths of a second to the podium in the men's first World Championship race.
Gold was won by Italian ski racer Dominik Paris, who was just 0.09 seconds faster than Johan Clarey of France and Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria in an exciting race - each winning silver. A bronze medal was not awarded accordingly.
Paris had entered the race as one of the favorites, most recently in December last year winning the Super-G in Bormio, Italy. I had to shake a long time, today was so shallow light that it was very difficult, "he said after his success on the ARD. For the 29-year-old, it is the first world title of his career.
Ferstl missed 0.39 seconds to Paris. "Fortunately," said Ferstl, looking at Viktoria Rebensburg fourth place the day before, "is not on our side." But: "At the World Championships Top Six, I can be satisfied with that." At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the 30-year-old had finished the Super-G on 27th.
A German was better in a World Cup Super G last in 1989, when the later double Olympic champion Markus Wasmeier fifth. Two years earlier Wasmeier had won the only German medal in the second fastest discipline with bronze.
The men are on Saturday at 12.30 clock (live ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE, TV: ARD) on, then takes place the departure. Timetable, favorites, records: Read all the important information about the 2019 Ski World Cup here.