| Event type

Super G, Men1

Date16 February 2014 — 10:00
LocationGornolyzhniy Tsenter Rosa Khutor, Mountain Cluster, Krasnaya Polyana
Participants63 from 28 countries
Course SetterPatrice MorisodFRA
DetailsGates: 41
Length: 2096 m
Start Altitude: 1592 m
Vertical Drop: 622 m

The men’s Super G, the third male Alpine skiing competition held in Sochi, was scheduled and held on Sunday, 16 February. It was held on the same piste within the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center as the downhill, but the start was moved down to an altitude of 1,592 metres and was located between “Small Pan” and “Russian Trampoline”. On race day the weather was partly cloudy and for better conditions the starting time was moved up one hour from 1100 to 1000.

The 2013/2014 World Cup season had seen four Super G races, with Aksel Lund Svindal winning twice (Lake Louise and Val Gardena), while Patrick Küng won in Beaver Creek and Didier Défago in Kitzbühel. Svindal, Olympic Super G champion four years ago, who also won the last two Super G World Cups in 2011/12 and 2012/13, was also in the World Cup lead, followed by Défago, Küng, and the silver medalist from Vancouver in this discipline, Bode Miller. The last two World championships were won by Christof Innerhofer in 2011 and Ted Ligety in 2013.

Of the early starters Peter Fill (ITA) set the target with a time of 1:18.85. Of the more favored skiers, Miller set the pace with a time of 1:18.67. Next to go was Max Franz (AUT), who finished just 0.07 seconds behind Miller. His compatriot Otmar Striedinger, going next, came even closer to Miller’s time, finishing just 0.02 seconds behind. Defending champion Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) was next to go, but he too fell just short of Miller, by 0.11 seconds. Next down the course was downhill champion Matthias Mayer (AUT), who crashed out. Unfortunately for Miller his luck could not hold as, starting 21st, Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) set the new target with a time of 1:18.40. The next skier down, Jan Hudec (CAN) finished in exactly the same time as Miller, at that stage sharing the silver medal. But a relatively late starter Andrew Weibrecht (USA) came through to set a time of 1:18.44, so relegating Hudec and Miller to bronze medals.

Jansrud, who won his second medal in Sochi after bronze in downhill, was a surprise winner, but he continued the Norwegian tradition in this event, following his compatriots Kjetil André Aamodt who won in 2002 and 2006, and Svindal, who won in 2010. But even more surprising was Weibrecht who after winning a surprising bronze in Vancouver in this event, bettered his performance with silver in Sochi, again going from zero-to-hero as his best World Cup result was still only a 10th place at this time. Hudec won the first Alpine skiing medal for Canada after 20 years, Miller, who had lost his younger brother in the last year, showed his emotions in the finishing area after winning his sixth Olympic medal, which also made him the oldest ever Alpine skiing Olympic medalist.

Skiing manufacturer Head earned a full set of medals with Jansrud, Weibrecht, and Miller, while Hudec used Rossignol. Jansrud won the race with an average speed of 96.57 km/hr by 0.30 seconds or 8.02 metres in front of Weibrecht and 0.53 seconds or 14.12 metres in front of Hudec and Miller.

121Kjetil JansrudNOR1:18.14Gold
229Andrew WeibrechtUSA1:18.44Silver
=322Jan HudecCAN1:18.67Bronze
=313Bode MillerUSA1:18.67Bronze
515Otmar StriedingerAUT1:18.69
614Max FranzAUT1:18.74
716Aksel Lund SvindalNOR1:18.76
88Peter FillITA1:18.85
934Ondřej BankCZE1:19.11
106Morgan PridyCAN1:19.19
1120Adrien ThéauxFRA1:19.35
1219Patrick KüngSUI1:19.38
1324Aleksander Aamodt KildeNOR1:19.44
149Ted LigetyUSA1:19.48
152Thomas Mermillod-BlondinFRA1:19.53
1627Dominik ParisITA1:19.70
=1726David PoissonFRA1:19.74
=1711Werner HeelITA1:19.74
=195Johan ClareyFRA1:19.75
=193Natko Zrnčić-DimCRO1:19.75
2118Georg StreitbergerAUT1:19.77
2228Carlo JankaSUI1:20.01
2325Travis GanongUSA1:20.02
=2430Manuel Osborne-ParadisCAN1:20.19
=241Ivica KostelićCRO1:20.19
2633Pavel TrikhichevRUS1:20.62
277Beat FeuzSUI1:20.65
2851Adam ŽampaSVK1:20.95
2932Klemen KosiSLO1:21.27
3037Dmitry KoshkinKAZ1:21.50
3149Stepan ZuyevRUS1:21.54
3250Henrik von AppenCHI1:21.88
3340Martin VráblíkCZE1:22.01
3442Marc OliverasAND1:22.02
3535Olivier JenotMON1:22.20
3661Andreas ŽampaSVK1:22.42
3752Yury DanilachkinBLR1:22.45
3839Maciej BydlińskiPOL1:22.51
3957Nikola ChongarovBUL1:22.59
4044Martin KhuberKAZ1:22.60
4155Georgi GeorgievBUL1:22.72
4253Matej FalatSVK1:22.81
4343Martin BendíkSVK1:23.06
4448Igor ZakurdayevKAZ1:23.13
4556Eugenio ClaroCHI1:23.31
4646Christoffer FaarupDEN1:23.34
4738Cristian Simari BirknerARG1:23.36
4841Marko VukićevićSRB1:23.88
4954Jorge BirknerARG1:23.89
5058Igor LaikertBIH1:24.20
5163Kostas SykarasGRE1:26.32
5262Dmytro MytsakUKR1:28.51
DNF4Alek GlebovRUS
DNF10Didier DéfagoSUI
DNF12Christof InnerhoferITA
DNF17Matthias MayerAUT
DNF31Paul de la CuestaESP
DNF45Georg LindnerMDA
DNF47Arnaud AlessandriaMON
DNF60Roberts RodeLAT
DQ23Erik GuayCAN2
DQ36Ferrán TerraESP[1:20.96]3
DQ59Massimiliano ValcareggiGRE4