France wins men’s slalom gold

Xinhua News Agency Yanqing, Beijing, February 16 (reporter Xia Zilin, Liu Yangtao)Alpine skiing men’s slalom at the National Alpine Skiing Center at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games on Sunday.In the end, France’s Clemente Noel came from behind to win the gold medal thanks to a “perfect second run”.Chinese players Zhang Yangming, Xu Mingfu in the first round of skating errors, unfortunately did not finish the race.Alpine skiing is one of the most challenging events in alpine skiing, where skiers are required to “spin and move” on the course, in pursuit of the perfect combination of skill and speed.At the same time, the slalom course has the most complicated flag gate setup, a mistake can lead to elimination.Thirty-four skaters failed to finish the first round in the morning alone.Lukas Broten of Norway, the current world number one in men’s slalom, failed to control his rhythm during the first run and missed the flag.Johannes Stroerz of Austria, who won the men’s all-around gold medal, finished first in 53.92 seconds.In the second round, the skaters showed even better performance.Clemente Noel, who was sixth on the first wheel with 54.30 seconds, jumped to the top with an overall time of 1:44.09 on the second wheel with 49.79 seconds.Stroertz, who set off later, was unable to overtake Noel in the overall race and missed out on his second gold medal in Beijing.He won the silver medal and Norway’s Sebastien Fos-Solevog took the bronze.Gold medalist Noel shouted in the end zone.”This is the best I’ve ever played. I can’t describe it with words.Winter Olympic champion, great!””Not everyone gets the chance to win a Medal at the Winter Olympics,” Noel said. “Four years of preparation in just over one minute and 40 seconds, this is the most important race of my career!”(after)

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