David Zwilling of Austria won the giant slalom in the World Cup skiing contest ad Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, on Tuesday (19 Dec.) His victory clinched the world cup title for him.
GV Madonna di Campiglio town with moutain looming in back-ground (2 shots)
LV PAN..Helmut schmalzl (Italy) starts
SV PAN..Schmalzl on run downhill to finish (2 shots) (finishes in 3rd place)
LV & SV No 6, Henry Duvillard (France), starts run (finishes 4th) (3 shots)
LV No II (the ultimate winner) David Zwilling of Austria, starts
LV PAN..Zwilling down to finish
LV PAN & SV No 13 Adolf Roesti (Switzerland) starts run (2 shots)
LV Roesti finishes in second place
GV & CU Crowd around winner David Zwilling
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Background: David Zwilling of Austria won the giant slalom in the World Cup skiing contest ad Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, on Tuesday (19 Dec.) His victory clinched the world cup title for him. Zwilling ended up with 60 points - ten more than runner-up Piero Gros of Italy. Roland Colombia, of Switzerland, was third with 36 points.
zwilling grabbed his Giant Slalom triumph with a second run of 1 min 45.90 seconds. His first run was achieved in 1 min 57.09 seconds -- second best for that course -- so his overall 3 mins 42.99 seconds gave his victory over Swiss ace Adolf Roesti, with an overall 3 mins 43.53 seconds.
The differences seem minute, but represent a considerable ??? in the thrilling sport of the giant slalom, in which skiers speed downhill weaving in and out of a tricky series of "gates" marked by ???gs.
SYNOPSIS: In the spectacular setting of Madonna di Campiglio in Italy, the world's fastest skiers have been competing for the sport's World Cup. Here's Helmut Schmalzl of Italy, taking part in the final event, the Giant Slolom.
It's a tough event. It calls for the courage to hurtle downhill at speeds of up to sixty miles an hour. It also needs a keen eye for judging distance, and the dexterity to make twists and turns between the flags -- or "gates" as they're technically known in the skiing world.
Schmalzl came third.
Number six is Henry Duvillard of France: France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria are the four countries which dominated the World Cup championships. The reason's obvious -- they're the natural homes of the sport. Schoolchildren in mountainous areas often learn to ski as soon as soon as they can walk. Duvillard ended up fourth.
David Zwilling of Austria. Well-placed after making the second-fastest time in the first race of the two-leg Giant Slalom event, only eight hundredths of a second behind Switzerland's Adolf Roesti. This time Zwilling nearly melts the snow and finishes in one minutes, forty-five point nine seconds.
Adolf Roesti starts his second run. He's really got to get a move on to beat Zwilling's aggregate total to three minutes, forty-two points nine seconds. But he can't better Zwilling. Taking one minute forty-six point five one seconds on his second run, Roesti ends up less than a second behind overall.
So Zwilling wins, and the points give him the World Cup Title.