Mar 2, 2014, 7:33 AM EDT
Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud continued his strong return from last year’s torn ACL, winning his second race in three days at home in Kvitfjell, Norway, on Sunday.
The Olympic super-G champion Jansrud claimed the next to last World Cup super-G of the season, two days after sharing first place in a downhill at the 1994 Olympic course.
Jansrud prevailed in 1 minute, 31.39 seconds. Swiss Patrick Kueng took second, .26 behind, followed by Austrian Olympic downhill champion Matthias Mayer.
Andrew Weibrecht led the American contingent Sunday with his best-ever World Cup finish — seventh. Weibrecht stunned in winning Olympic super-G bronze in 2010 and silver in 2014 as he had never finished better than 10th in a World Cup race.
“It’s nice to carry the momentum from the Games and the good skiing that I had there and prove to myself that it wasn’t just a one-shot deal, a one-day thing, that I can come out and ski fast pretty much every day,” Weibrecht said.
Six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller was 12th amid falling snow. Rising Travis Ganong, third and fourth in Kvitfjell on Friday and Saturday, did not finish.
Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal took fourth to wrap up the super-G season title. Svindal already won the downhill season title and leads the overall standings by 77 points over Austrian Marcel Hirscher.
Hirscher, who is better in technical events, will likely cut into that lead (or take it back) with a giant slalom and slalom in Slovenia next weekend.
The race for the overall title will likely come down to the World Cup Finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, in two weeks.
Hirscher, who did not race in Kvitfjell, is trying to become the third man to win three straight overall titles and the first since American Phil Mahre from 1981-83.
1. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) 1:31.39
2. Patrick Kueng (SUI) 1:31.65
3. Matthias Mayer (AUT) 1:31.72
4. Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) 1:31.83
5. Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT) 1:31.87
6. Romed Baumann (AUT) 1:31.97
7. Andrew Weibrecht (USA) 1:32.03
8. Manny Osborne-Paradis (CAN) 1:32.09
9. Erik Guay (CAN) 1:32.12
9. Matteo Marsaglia (ITA) 1:32.12
12. Bode Miller (USA) 1:32.28
38. Steven Nyman (USA) 1:33.59
41. Jared Goldberg (USA) 1:33.74
55. Marco Sullivan (USA) 1:35.43
DNF. Erik Fisher (USA)
DNF. Travis Ganong (USA)
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