Marco Odermatt underlined his dominance in men's ski racing Saturday by breaking the 23-year-old male record for most World Cup points in a single season.
The Swiss standout won his last race of the season, the giant slalom at the World Cup Finals, by a massive 2.11 seconds over second-place Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway.
The victory lifted Odermatt's tally to 2,042 points and past the previous mark of 2,000 set by Austrian great Hermann Maier in the 1999-2000 season. "Sorry, Hermann," Odermatt quipped in a post-race interview with Austrian TV, adding the record meant "a lot" to him. "The past days I always said: no no, not so important, just numbers," Odermatt said. "But like I felt today with the pressure again, I knew it was more important than I said.
I'm very happy that it worked." Last week, Maier wrote on his website he hoped that Odermatt would overtake him. "In my eyes Marco hasn't even reached his zenith and can still improve, especially in downhill," Maier said.Read more on cbc.ca