ALPINE SKIING: Paris sweeps Kvitfjell Downhill and Super-G to close in a Crystal Globe

Italy's 2019 World Super-G champion Dominik Paris (Photo: Vale93b via Wikipedia)

Italy’s Dominik Paris won both the Downhill and Super-G races in Kvitfjell (NOR) to edge closer to a career first: an Alpine World Cup Crystal Globe.

With just two weeks left in the 2018-19 Alpine season, Paris won the 13th and 14th World Cup races of his career and moved within striking distance of seasonal wins in both events.

In the Downhill, he trails defending champ Beat Feuz (SUI), 500-420, with one race left during the World Cup Final in Soldeu (AND). In the Super-G, he is the leader at 330 points, ahead of Austria’s Vincent Kriechmayr (286), also with one race left.

Paris has been as high as second in the Super-G seasonal standings, back in 2015, but now he has the chance for a Crystal Globe. It was also the second time Paris has won both races at Kvitfjell, also in 2016.

Feuz maintained his Downhill lead by finishing second in Kvitfjell, and was also third in the Super-G.

The heavy snows in Rosa Khutor canceled all three events scheduled to be held there – a women’s Downhill and two Super-G races – and they will not be made up. Summaries:

FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup
Kvitfjell (NOR) ~ 2-4 March 2019
(Full results here)

Downhill: 1. Dominik Paris (ITA), 1:45.74; 2. Beat Feuz (SUI), 1:445.99; 3. Matthias Mayer (AUT), 1:46.11; 4. Mauro Caviezel (SUI), 1:46.36; 5. Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT), 1:46.38. Also in the top 25: 7. Steven Nyman (USA), 1:46.70; … 9. Jared Goldberg (USA), 1:46.99; … 12. Bryce Bennett (USA), 1:47.16; … 24. Ryan Cochran-Siegle (USA), 1:47.49.

Super-G: 1. Paris (ITA), 1:29.20; 2. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR), 1:29.63; 3. Feuz (SUI), 1:29.80; 4. Kriechmayr (AUT), 1:30.02; 5. Travis Ganong (USA), 1:30.09. Also in the top 25: 15. Nyman (USA), 1:30.93.