Swiss Star Marco Odermatt Dominates World Cup Giant Slalom at Alta Badia


Marco Odermatt leads the first run of the World Cup giant slalom at Alta Badia, seeking his third win on the Gran Risa.

Odermatt Shines at Alta Badia

Swiss skier Marco Odermatt emerged as the leader in the opening run of the World Cup giant slalom at Alta Badia, showcasing his dominance as he aims for his third win on the Gran Risa.

Fierce Competition at the Top

The leaderboard reflected a familiar sight, with defending overall World Cup champion 0.31 seconds behind Odermatt, followed by Croatian skier Filip Zubčić and Marco Schwarz of Austria. Odermatt’s impressive track record in giant slalom, including previous wins at Alta Badia, highlighted his prowess in the event.

Odermatt’s Stellar Performance

At 26 years old, Odermatt has established himself as a formidable force in giant slalom, securing his 13th victory in the past 19 World Cup races in the discipline. His exceptional consistency and success in the event position him as a dominant figure in the sport.

Challenges Faced

The ski season faced challenges, including the abandonment of the season-opening giant slalom at Soelden, Austria. However, athletes like Odermatt continue to showcase their skills and determination on the World Cup stage.