Kriechmayr wins gold, Canada's Seger finishes 4th at worlds in super-G

Austria's Vincent Kriechmayr, who was the favourite, won gold at FIS Alpine skiing world championships in the men's super-G race. Canada's Brodie Seger finished fourth, 0.04 seconds behind third place.

Seger just misses podium finishing 0.04 behind 3rd place

Vincent Kriechmayr, centre, of Austria wins the gold medal, his first world championship, at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Men's Super Giant Slalom in Italy. (Alain Grosclaude/Getty Images)

Vincent Kriechmayr won gold in the men's super-G at the skiing world championships.

Kriechmayr was one of the favourites entering the race after winning the last two super-Gs on the World Cup circuit and leading the season standings.

Romed Baumann was seven-hundredths of a second behind in second for his first super-G podium in more than 10 years.

WATCH | Austria's Kriechmayr claims first career world championship title:

Austria's Kriechmayr claims 1st-career world championship title

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Duration 1:57
Vincent Kriechmayr claimed his first career world championship title as he won the men's super-G event in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Thursday.

Baumann is also Austrian but has been competing for the German ski federation since 2019.

Overall World Cup leader Alexis Pinturault was third and took bronze. The Frenchman was 0.38 off the lead. He finished ahead of Canadian skier Brodie Seger and defending champion Dominik Paris in fifth. 

WATCH | Canada's Seger just misses world championship podium:

Canada's Seger just misses world championship podium

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Duration 2:11
North Vancouver's Brodie Seger finished 4th Thursday at the world championship super-G event in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Seger jumped 24 spots to finish 0.04 behind Pinturault in fourth. Seger had spent a month recovering from a shoulder injury that kept him off the World Cup tour until last weekend.

"I'm incredibly fired up right now. This has been such a strange and difficult season dealing with my first real injury ever when I felt like my skiing was in a really good spot," Seger, of North Vancouver, said after his race. "Going through my first surgery and first rehab. Pushing as hard as I could to get back for this event.

Jack Crawford (Toronto, Ont.) finished in 14th and Jeff Read (Canmore, Alta.) finished in 18th, both career-best World Championship finishes in their first time having raced at the venue in Cortina D'ampezzo, Italy.

"So far it seems like this hill is really fun. It's a new hill for everyone so I'm just looking forward to seeing how it plays out, but I think it's going to be really fun," Seger said.

Seger and the rest of the Canadian men's speed team will be kicking out of the start gate Sunday for the men's downhill.

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