Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Winter Sports Roundup : Zurbriggen Maintains His World Cup Ski Domination

March 09, 1987| From Times Wire Services

Pirmin Zurbriggen of Switzerland continued his domination of the World Cup ski circuit by winning for the second straight day, taking a super-giant slalom race by nearly a full second Sunday at Aspen, Colo.

Zurbriggen, who already has wrapped up the World Cup overall and downhill titles, took a commanding lead in the super-giant slalom standings when Luxembourg's Marc Girardelli, his closest pursuer, fell two gates from the finish.

The 24-year-old Swiss skier also leads the giant slalom standings, and could become the first skier to win the overall and three individual discipline crowns since the legendary Jean-Claude Killy of France in 1967.

Zurbriggen, although he said he did not ski his best, was timed in 1 minute 37.38 seconds down a steep, icy, 44-gate course.

Richard Pramotton of Italy was second in 1:38.17 and Peter Roth of West Germany finished third in 1:38.94.

Maris Pojkans of the top Soviet Union team drove to victory in the final World Cup four-man bobsled event at Calgary, but American driver Matt Roy won the overall World Cup title.

Pojkans' team hurtled down the 1,475- meter 1988 Olympic track at a top speed of 74 m.p.h. to win the event with a total time of 3 minutes 54.18 seconds. The Soviets won the third heat and placed third in the final run to finish .58 seconds ahead of the team headed by Switzerland's Hans Hiltebrand, which placed second in both runs.

Anton Fischer's West German team won the final heat to move into third place, ahead of East Germany's Wolfgang Hoppe and Austria's Peter Kienast.

Roy, of Lake Placid, N.Y., was 13th, but finished the season with 64 points. Hoppe was second with 56 points followed by Kienast at 54.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|