Skier Marco Odermatt has held off top favorite Aleksander Aamodt Kilde from the world title on the downhill. The 25-year-old Swiss finished an almost perfect race in Courchevel and took his first world title ever. The leader of the overall World Cup classification has never won a downhill race before.
Odermatt, reigning Olympic champion in the giant slalom, set a time of 1:47.05. The Norwegian Kilde had to give in for almost half a second. Canadian Cameron Alexander took the bronze about 9 tenths of a second behind.
On Thursday, Kilde had already narrowly missed the gold on the super-G. James Crawford was then 0.01 seconds too fast.
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