Kilde extends Norwegian super-G success in Val Gardena, Canadian Crawford 8th

Former overall champion Aleksander Aamodt Kilde continued Norway’s success on Saslong’s course by winning a Super-G World Cup on Friday in Val Gardena, Italy.

Austrian skiers Matthias Mayer and Vincent Kriechmayr finished second and third respectively.

Canada’s James Crawford finished in the top 10 on Friday posting eighth place.

Mayer, who will be aiming for his third consecutive gold medal in as many Olympics at the Beijing Games in February, was second at 0.22 seconds. Kriechmayr, who won gold in super-G and downhill at the world championships last season, was 0.27 behind.

WATCH | Crawford finished 8th in the men’s super-G:

James Crawford of Toronto finished 8th in men’s super-G in Val Gardena

James Crawford of Toronto finished in the top 10 in the men’s super-G at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val Gardena, Italy. 1:51

With Aksel Lund Svindal, now retired, and Kjetil Jansrud, recently injured, the Norwegians have won eight of the last 10 super-Gs at Val Gardena.

Kilde has also won three straight races at the Italian resort, dating back to her sweep of the super-G and downhill last season. He can make four games in a row on Saturday’s downhill, which you can stream live on starting at 5:45 a.m. ET.

For more downhill ski coverage, broadcast On the way to the Olympic Games Saturdays at 4 p.m. ET.

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