Third place on the podium for German ski crossers at the pre-Olympic World Cup: Florian Wilmsmann was beaten only on Saturday.
On the second day of the Ski Cross World Cup in Nakiska, Canada, German ski crossers were able to celebrate. On Saturday (01/15/2022) Florian Wilmsmann celebrated second place. In the third to last race before the Olympic Games, the 25-year-old “mighty peace“- in the slope rocky mountain For your best result of the season. Daniela Meier and Tobias Muller had already finished third on Friday. Saturday’s victory went to Canada and Sweden.
Seventh World Cup podium for Wilmsmann
On his way to the seventh World Cup podium of his career, Wilmsmann had finished second in the round of 16 and quarter-finals. In the semi-finals he prevailed as the winner against, among others, Friday’s winner David Moberg of Sweden. He started well in the final and finished second behind Canada’s Christopher Mahler. Although Wilmsmann was no longer able to get ahead of Mahler, he defended second place against Swiss Ryan Regges and 2018 Olympic champion Brady Lemon of Canada. With second place, Wilmsmann moved up to fourth place in the overall World Cup.
Canada’s Chris Mahler (centre) Florian Wilmsmann (left) and Switzerland’s Ryan Regges are in third place.
Women: Neslund on seventh win in eight races
In the women’s section, Sweden’s top favorite Sandra Neslund celebrated her seventh victory in the eighth individual race of the season. Canada’s Marielle Thompson overtook Switzerland’s Fanny Smith in second place. The only German starters, Daniela Meier and Johanna Holzmann, were eliminated in the quarterfinals. Meier finished ninth, Holzmann 16th.
Quarterfinals: Mueller gets the green signal
In the men’s race, Tobias Müller was unlucky in his quarterfinals a day after placing third, when he was cleared in the upper half of the race. He was eventually ranked 14th. Niklas Baxletner, Daniel Bohnker and Tim Hroneck finished in the round of 16 and finished in 22nd, 26th and 28th.
the last world cup before the olympics
The final World Cup before the Olympic Games in Beijing took place over the weekend in Nakiska, Canada. Olympic dress rehearsals will take place next week (January 21-23, 2022) in Idre Fjal, Sweden.
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