Marcel Hirscher: ‘Unbelievable,’ says skier as he reflects on dominance of the sport


The Austrian skier received his eighth and ninth Environment Cup races of the season on the Chuenisbärgli in Adelboden more than the weekend to push his total tally to 67 victories on the circuit.

On Saturday, Hirscher defeat Henrik Kristoffersen and Thomas Fanara in the two-operate giant slalom in Switzerland.

The 29-year-old Hirscher arrived from guiding immediately after Norwegian Kristoffersen led following the to start with run.

In significant snow on Sunday, Hirscher recurring the trick in the slalom, edging out Clément Noel and Kristoffersen as the Austrian took his 16th podium in Adelboden, a report for male skiers.

“The emotion was genuinely pretty fantastic on the second run,” mentioned Hirscher, who is chasing an unprecedented eighth Globe Cup in general title, right after Saturday’s gain.

“It is really unbelievable, that is for certain,” included Hirscher, as he reflected in on his impressively reliable sort and dominance of men’s skiing. “It underlines for me individually, this 7 years in which I have been carrying out at this degree, I imagine this is truly worth the most.”

Hirscher was recently named “Winner of Champions” for 2018 by French newspaper L’Equipe.

“That much too is a good honour and when I glimpse at who gained the trophy in the earlier years — Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Usain Bolt and Lionel Messi — I have to acknowledge that I’m really touched!” Hirscher a short while ago wrote on his blog site.
Austria's Marcel Hirscher celebrates after his win on the Chuenisbärgli in Adelboden.

Hirscher has gained the very last seven general crowns — awarded to the skier with the most details across all 6 disciplines — to pass the report of 5 set by Luxembourg’s Marc Girardelli in 1993.

He sits next on the men’s all-time listing of wins at the rear of Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark, whose file of 86 is a goal for Lindsey Vonn this year.

Stenmark gained 40 slalom races and a file 8 Entire world Cup slalom titles, although he only clinched 3 general crowns in his profession, which ended in 1989.

Hirscher, the double Olympic gold medalist from PyeongChang 2018, has gained 5 of the past six Entire world Cup slalom titles and 5 of the previous seven large slalom period-ending crowns.

The Austrian will be on the lookout to defend his slalom and giant slalom titles when the biennial Globe Championships acquire spot in Are, Sweden in February.

The men’s Entire world Cup Tour now moves to Wengen for the Lauberhorn races.



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