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Theaux wins as Innerhofer puts on show by skiing with gate

Theaux wins downhill as Innerhofer grabs the attention by skiing with gate and finishing 4th

Theaux wins as Innerhofer puts on show by skiing with gate

SANTA CATERINA VALFURVA, Italy (AP) -- Adrien Theaux won a wild World Cup downhill by a large margin Tuesday while Christof Innerhofer grabbed most of the attention by finishing fourth after skiing halfway down the course with a gate attached to him.

Theaux won in 1 minute, 47.29 seconds on the dark and steep Deborah Compagnoni course to finish with a 1.04-second advantage over Hannes Reichelt of Austria. It was the Frenchman's third career win.

David Poisson of France came third, 1.15 behind.

Innerhofer missed the podium by just 0.07. About a minute into his run, the Italian got his left arm wrapped around a gate and the bright fluorescent orange panel and long pole caught onto his equipment.


Updated : 2021-06-19 21:26 GMT+08:00