Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud won gold in the men’s downhill at the 2019 World Championships in snowy Are, Sweden, on Saturday with a time of 1:19.98 seconds.
It was a storybook day for Norway as Aksel Lund Svindal, who announced his retirement following the races at World Championships last month in Kitzbuehel, Austria, finished in second place, a scant 0.02 seconds back for a Norwegian 1-2 finish in Svindal’s last race. Austria’s Vincent Kriechmayr finished in third, 0.33 seconds off of Jansrud’s pace.
The American Downhillers were led by Bryce Bennett, who finished in a tie for ninth place, 0.83 seconds back. Ryan Cochran-Siegle continued his string of impressive finishes in 12th place from bib 35, 1.02 seconds off the pace. Steven Nyman also finished in 23rd and Travis Ganong finished in 26th.
Canada’s Ben Thomsen finished in 7th place, 0.75 seconds back, as the top North American finisher.
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1. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR): 1:19.98
2. Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR): 1:20.00
3. Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT): 1:20.31
4. Beat Feuz (SUI): 1:20.42
5. Matthias Mayer (AUT): 1:20.63
6. Dominik Paris (ITA): 1:20. 72
7. Benjamin Thomsen (CAN): 1:20.73
8. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR): 1:20.80
9. Bryce Bennett (USA): 1:20.81
9. Mauro Caviezel (SUI): 1:20.81