Ski racer Linus Straßer missed a medal in the slalom at the Olympic Games. In seventh place, the Munich player was 0.23 seconds short of bronze. The Frenchman Clement Noel won gold ahead of combined Olympic champion Johannes Strolz from Austria (+0.61 seconds) and world champion Sebastian Foss-Solevaag from Norway (+0.70). “It’s a bit of a shame, but I’m leaving the field with my head held high,” said Straßer, who was fifth after the first run, on ARD. He had “tried everything,” he added, but made “a few small mistakes here and there” too many.
Previously, Lena Dürr in the slalom and Kira Weidle in the downhill had just missed out on the podium in fourth place. The last medal at the Olympic Games so far was won by Viktoria Rebensburg in Sochi in 2014 with bronze in the giant slalom.
The German Alpines have their last chance for a medal on Saturday: In the team competition, in which they won bronze at the World Championships, they are only outsiders.