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Austrians Take Top Spots
Kaprun, Austria
November 14, 1998

  • Parallel Slalom: Austrian Sweep

    KAPRUN, Austria – Hometown heros Harald Walder and Stefan Kaltschuetz of Austria took the top two spots, finishing with times of 2:00.17 and 2:02.43, while Maxence Idesheim of France was third at 2:02.60)

    Defending world champion US riders Mike Jacoby (Hood River, OR) and Sondra Van Ert (Ketchum, ID) both cracked the top-10 in the GS event at the Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup in Kaprun, Austria on Saturday.

    On the men’s side, Jacoby narrowly missed a podium finish, ending the afteroon in 5th place with a time of 2:30.18. Jeff Archibald (Salt Lake City, UT) was close behind in 6th (2:30.63) while Anton Pogue (Hood River, ME) and Rob Berney (Whitefish, MT) each cracked the top-20, finishing 19th (2:07.86) and 20th (2:08.96) respectively. Jeff Greenwood (Granby, CT) finished 31st to round out the U.S. scores.

    For the women, Van Ert was 8th at 2:14.99 while Lynn Ott (Bend, OR) narrowly missed qualifying for a second run with a first run time of 1:06.98. Italy’s Margerita Parini came away with the victory with a combined time of 2:12.36, while Karine Ruby of France was second at 2:13.20 and Birgit Herbert of Austria finished 3rd at 2:14.23.

    The World Cup tour next moves to Tandadalen, Sweden for a parallel GS, parallel slalom and halfpipe event Nov. 20-23.

    Courtesy US Ski and Snowboard Association

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