Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine Ski World Cup – Men’s Giant Slalom – Meribel, France – March 19, 2022 Switzerland’s Marco Odermatt celebrates with the trophy after winning the men’s giant slalom REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

March 19, 2022

(Reuters) – Marco Odermatt claimed his 11th World Cup victory when he prevailed in the final giant slalom of the season in Courchevel, France, on Saturday.

The Swiss, who had already bagged the discipline’s World Cup title and the Alpine skiing overall World Cup trophy, has won five of the eight giant slaloms of the season, as well as the Olympic event.

Odermatt, who had the best time of the first run, clocked a combined best time of two minutes 10.40 seconds.

Norway’s Lucas Braathen was second, 0.49 seconds behind, with Switzerland’s Loic Meillard coming home third, 0.63 off the pace.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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