Hirscher wins record 9th Adel­bo­den slalom

Albany Times Union - - SPORTS - — Wire re­ports

ADEL­BO­DEN, Switzer­land — Mar­cel Hirscher won a World Cup slalom Sun­day to set a men’s record on the 52-year cir­cuit for most wins by one skier at a sin­gle venue. Hirscher’s ninth ca­reer vic­tory at Adel­bo­den was earned with a sec­ond-run charge to vic­tory for the sec­ond straight day.

Third-fastest in the morn­ing, Hirscher was fastest in the af­ter­noon to fin­ish 0.50 sec­onds ahead of Clement Noel of France.

Hen­rik Kristof­fersen trailed Hirscher by 0.71 in third.

For the sec­ond straight slalom, Hirscher’s Aus­trian team­mate Marco Sch­warz wasted his first-run lead by fail­ing to fin­ish af­ter strad­dling a gate.

Hirscher ex­tended his lead in the over­all and slalom stand­ings.

Bob­sled: Ger­many is still un­beaten in World Cup bob­sled races this sea­son, af­ter Jo­hannes Lochner drove to a vic­tory in a four-man race Sun­day in Koenigssee, Ger­many. Count­ing women’s, two-man and four-man bob­sled races, Ger­many has won 12 straight golds this sea­son and 20 in a row go­ing back to last sea­son’s World Cup sched­ule and the Pyeongchang Olympics — where Ger­many shared one gold with Canada. Sun­day marked one year since the last time a Ger­man sled didn’t fin­ish first in a ma­jor in­ter­na­tional bob­sled race. On Jan. 13, 2018, the U.S. women’s sled pi­loted by elana Mey­ers Tay­lor and pushed by Lolo Jones took the gold at a World Cup event in St. Moritz, Switzer­land.

Luge: Host Latvia won a World Cup luge gold medal for the first time Sun­day, pre­vail­ing in the team re­lay. The U.S. was fourth. Rus­sia took first and sec­ond in the men’s race. chris Mazdzer of Saranac Lake was the top Amer­i­can fin­isher, plac­ing 13th. soc­cer: Doc­tors in Ar­gentina say 38-year-old soc­cer leg­end diego Maradona has been re­leased from the hospi­tal fol­low­ing suc­cess­ful surgery for stom­ach bleed­ing.


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