The 31-year-old Mayer won on Monday with only 0.04 seconds before the Surveyed Ryan Cochran Siegle from the USA and 0.42 seconds in front of the Norwegian ski star Aleksander Aamodt Kilde. Departure Olympic champion Beat Feuz from Switzerland and his co-favored compatriot Marco Odermatt eliminated.
The decision in Yanqing was the shortest so far in an Olympic Super-G: In 1994 Markus Wasmeier had won with 0.08 seconds before Tommy Moe (USA). Mayer is also the fourth Austrian to Toni Sailer (Ski Alpin), Thomas Morgenstern (ski jumping) and Felix Gottwald (Nordic combination), which succeeded three times Olympic gold.
Seventh Baumann: “Skiing Good”
Best German starter became Romed Baumann seven on a good place. Only a rank behind it was Andreas Sander. Simon Jocher drove to the 13th place, Josef Ferst was ranked 18. Not to go to the start Dominik Schwaiger. He had fallen on Monday in the descent and had pulled himself an injury to the forearm.
“My performance was actually okay, I have given way to get away from the start, it was skiing a good idea,” Baumann said in the ARD. “But with Olympia just one, two, three. For a medal everything has to fit together, but I can not accuse me, I tried everything.”
National coach Handert with drebe failure
National coach Christian Schwaiger was satisfied with the results as the day before, but also said with reference to the Thomas Dressen after a knee surgery: “Unfortunately, we do not have Matthias Mayer. We have one, but that’s injured at home.”
Ferst in turn congratulated gold winner Mayer, who achieved a gold medal gain in three consecutive games as the first Alpinskifer: “Really brutal the guy. This is a whole, very big athlete. That’s really to envy.”