Alpine skiing Kitzbühel’s Saturday downhill race was canceled, two fierce crashes on Friday

The Hahnenkamm slope wreaked havoc on Friday: Urs Kryenbühl suffered a concussion and Ryan Cochran-Siegle suffered injuries to his neck.

23.1. 10:22

Alpine skiing the men’s World Cup downhill was canceled on Saturday due to bad weather and slope condition, the International Ski Federation FIS reported on Twitter. The race was to take place on the famous Hahnenkamm slope in Kitzbühel, Austria.

Two skiers were injured in the Kitzbühel crash on Friday. Swiss Urs Kryenbühl lost his balance at high speed on the last mound of the track and was seriously injured. He suffered a concussion, and his collarbone fractured and the ligaments of his knee were broken in a fall. At the time of the crash, the Swiss had a speed of almost 150 kilometers per hour.

American Ryan Cochran-Siegle received injuries to his cervical spine.

The race was interrupted on Friday after 30 counters, but Swiss Beat Feuz was named the winner.


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