Brit wins medal at kitzbühel Ski

Brit wins medal

Brit wins medal at kitzbühel Ski

Brit wins medal at kitzbühel Ski…being only 0.15 of a second from first place!!

Britain’s Dave Ryding won the third World Cup medal of his career with slalom bronze in Adelboden.

The three-time Winter Olympian, 34, finished 0.15 seconds behind Austrian winner Marco Schwarz, with Germany’s Linus Strasser taking silver.

Ryding had sat in eighth after the first run in Switzerland but moved onto the podium after Clement Noel, who was top, put down a poor second run.

It is Ryding’s first podium since winning parallel slalom silver in 2019.

He first won slalom silver two years prior in Kitzbuhel, Austria – matching Britain’s best Alpine World Cup result, by Konrad Bartelski more than 35 years before.

Britain is more renowned for it’s footballers, more so that it’s skiers…but this result must certainly give confidence to Britain’s up and coming young Ski-ers and snowboarders!

The true story of how a British pioneer invented ski racing in Switzerland

It’s been 100 years since Sir Arnold Lunn planted the first race flags in Mürren, the Swiss resort that transformed modern ski holidays

The Slalom was invented by a Brit ! “The object of a turn is to get round a given obstacle losing as little speed as possible, therefore, a fast ugly turn is better than a slow pretty turn.” Thus wrote British skiing pioneer Sir Arnold Lunn in 1922, explaining the logic behind a new kind of ski competition he had introduced at Mürren in Switzerland on January 21 of that year: ‘a turning race around flags.’ Decided on time alone, over two runs with no marks for style, it was the first modern slalom. 

Source: BBC sport + Telegraph

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