Alpine snowboarding: Olympic champion Mayer wins super-G in Alberta

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Dec 1, 2019; Lake Louise, Alberta, CAN; Matthias Mayer of Austria takes the rostrum in the course of the males’s Tremendous G race within the Lake Louise FIS Males’s Alpine Snowboarding World Cup at Lake Louise Ski Resort. Obligatory Credit score: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports activities

(Information) – Olympic champion Matthias Mayer continued a household love affair with the Canadian Rockies when he received the lads’s World Cup super-G in Alberta on Sunday.

Competing a few hundred kilometers from the place his father Helmut claimed Olympic silver in Calgary in 1988, Mayer charged down the Lake Louise mountain to triumph by practically half a second.

The 29-year-old Austrian skied flawlessly, hitting speeds of 120 kph to finish his run of 4 second-place finishes on the mountain.

For his sixth World Cup profession victory — three in super-G and three in downhill — Mayer beat Italian Dominik Paris by zero.40 seconds, whereas Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr and Swiss Mauro Caviezel tied for third, zero.49 seconds off the tempo.

Paris, the lead singer in a heavy metallic band, needed to accept runner-up for the second successive day after being pipped within the downhill on Saturday.

Mayer is a double Olympic gold medalist, profitable super-G in Pyeongchang in 2018 and downhill in Sochi in 2014.

Reporting by Andrew Each in Cary, North Carolina; modifying by Clare Fallon