Austria's David Zwilling won the Men's Downhill event at the World Alpine Ski Championships at St.
GV PAN Number 17 Frommelt of Liechtenstein makes run
GV Frommelt skis to halt and congratulated
GV number 7 Klammer (Austria) makes run
SV Klammer on final stretch and crosses finishing line
GV number 3 Zwilling (Austria)
SV Zwilling finishes run
SV Zwilling on victory rostrum
GV Zwilling joined by Klammer and Frommelt on victory Rostrum
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Background: Austria's David Zwilling won the Men's Downhill event at the World Alpine Ski Championships at St. Morte in Switzerland on Saturday (9 February)
Zwilling, aged 24--a versatile skier with a record of good results in alcine events--won the gold model with a time of one minute 56.98 seconds.
Franz Klammer, also of Austria, took the silver medal in one minute 58.01 seconds. Willy Frommelt of Liechtenstein took the bronze with a time of one minute 58.16 seconds.
Race favourite Roland Collombin of Switzerland fell high up on the course and was eliminated.
Only a day before the race, David Zwilling was on the point of withdrawing because his practice was going badly. He said he did nth expect to win the gold medal.
SYNOPSIS: Willy Frommelt of Liechtenstein sets out in the Men's Downhill event at the World Alpine Ski Championships at St. Moritz in Switzerland on Saturday. Frommelt came in third to win the bronze medal with a time of one minute fifty-eight-point-one-six-seconds.
Austria's Franz Klammer came second completing the three-and-a-half-thousand-yard course with twenty-six gates in a time of one minute fifty-eight-point-oh-one seconds. Klammer gave the Austrian team its second silver medal.
But the best performance came from fellow Austrian, David Zwilling who won the gold medal with a time of one minute fifty-six-point-nine-eight seconds. The course favoured the early starters, and Zwilling was away third in the field.
Only the day before the event, Zwilling was on the point of withdrawing form the race because his practice was going badly. His win gave the Austrian team the overall lead in the Championships with two gold, two silver and two bronze medals.