The Associated Press KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Kjetil Jansrud stretched Norway’s winning streak in the men’s World Cup super-G to a record-equaling seven seasons on Sunday.
Jansrud secured his third discipline title in four years by winning the penultimate race of the season. His Norwegian teammates Aksel Lund Svindal (2012-14) and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (2016) also won the globe in recent years.
Norway matched the best mark set by Austria, which won the super-G title seven years in a row from 1998-2004.
“I am a bit proud,” said Jansrud, who won Olympic bronze in Pyeongchang last month, adding to his gold from the Sochi Games four years ago. “The globe means a lot to me. It’s really great to get it for racing well during the whole season.”
Svindal was Jansrud’s closest challenger in this season’s standings, but he failed to finish his run. He missed a gate after landing a long jump.
“The course was brutally fast, almost like a downhill,” Svindal said. “So the jump was bigger than expected. A stupid mistake but it can happen.”
Jansrud timed 1 minute 33.21 seconds on the Olympiabakken course to lead Olympic silver medalist Beat Feuz of Switzerland by 0.22 seconds. Brice Roger of France, a late starter wearing bib 49, came 0.33 behind in third for his second career podium finish.