The Latest: Skiers Criticize Men’s Downhill Course At Worlds

The Latest: Skiers Criticize Men’s Downhill Course At Worlds

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Germany: The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local):

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12:45 p.m.

Downhill racers at the skiing world championships have criticized the course for the mens event after training on the slope for the first time.

The Vertigine course includes a series of sharp turns in the middle section that forces racers to slow down.

Italian skier Dominik Paris says this has nothing to do with a downhill for me.

American downhiller Bryce Bennett says its an absolute disaster and adds when youre making turns at 20 kph that is not downhill.

Organizers say they will make adjustments to make the course faster ahead of Saturdays second training and Sundays race.

Paris posted the fastest time in training. He led Simon Jocher of Germany by 1.56 seconds but both racers missed a gate.

Max Franz of Austria was third and the fastest skier who completed the course correctly.

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