Olympic Winter Games Day 6 News, Scores and Live Updates

After Thursday’s downhill portion of the men’s alpine combined, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde held a lead over the remaining field of 24. However, that was a tenuous advantage for the Norwegian star, given the expected technical superiority of some of his rivals in the slalom part. of the event to be contested later in the day.

This group includes Canadian James Crawford, who finished fourth in the event at the 2021 world championships and was second on Thursday after the downhill at 1 minute 43.14 seconds, just 0.02 seconds behind Kilde (1: 43.12 ).

Austria’s Johannes Strolz (1:43.87), who recently won a slalom World Cup, was fourth, followed by his compatriot Marco Schwarz (1:44.07), reigning world champion in the combined. Another strong contender, 2018 silver medalist and 2019 world champion Alexis Pinturault of France was in 11th place with a time of 1:45.04. The third fastest downhill time was recorded by Canadian Brodie Seger (1:43.54).

Kilde, the boyfriend of struggling American star Mikaela Shiffrin, is a 2020 World Cup overall title winner in 2020 who won bronze in Tuesday’s super-G.

For the first time in 12 occasions the combined has been held at the Winter Olympics, no Americans participated. Two members of the American team, Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Bryce Bennett, were originally scheduled to compete in the event (according to the Associated Press), but Cochran-Siegle – who won a silver medal in the super-G – decided to focus on the next giant slalom race and Bennett suffered a back injury.

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