A glance at the men's super-G race at worlds on Wednesday


The men's super-G race on Wednesday


Gold, Ted Ligety, United States. Silver, Gauthier de Tessieres, France. Bronze, Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway.


Kjetil Jansrud of Norway: Leads the standings on the World Cup circuit and has two wins this season. Captured gold in this discipline at Sochi Games.

Hannes Reichelt of Austria: The course seems to suit the 34-year-old as he won the super-G race at Beaver Creek in December.

Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway: Sure, he had surgery to fix a torn Achilles in October and hasn't trained all that much, but whenever he's in a race he can win.


Ted Ligety, United States: He is the defending world champion in this discipline, one of the three golds he captured two years ago in Austria. Best finish in a World Cup super-G race this season is 11th.

Bode Miller, United States: Had a herniated disk repaired in November, but plans on racing. Has four wins at Beaver Creek, none in the super-G.


''Even though I kind of accept myself being a favorite on paper, it's not changing the way I look at every race. I don't feel like a favorite when I'm at the start.'' Kjetil Jansrud of Norway.


Christof Innerhofer of Italy captured the super-G world title at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, in 2011. Should Italy win, the country would match Austria, Norway, Switzerland and the U.S. for most world titles in the super-G. ... This will be Miller's first race of the season. He won the super-G world crown in 2005. ... Jansrud has three ''DNFs'' - did not finish - in three super-G starts at world championships. ... A win would move Ligety into a third-place tie with five others with four world titles. Only Austria's Toni Sailer (7) and France's Jean-Claude Killy (6) have more.

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