Downhill men Olympics 2018 Odds
Who wins men's downhill during winter olympics 2018?
Amongst the alpine sports, downhill is the one that is usually associated with high speeds. It's in fact the second fastest alpine event in the world. And professional skiers reach speeds well above 120 km/h. This has also made downhill one of the most popular events when the Winter Olympic Games are arranged during 2018 in Yongpyong and Jeongseon in Pyeongchang in Southkorea.
In comparison to traditional slalom, downhill does not have roots in practical skiing. It has always been an event marked by technical skill and stamina. And unique to downhill, there's only a single race. Much of the technique lies in the fact that it's necessary to beforehand get to know the route and as a skier position one selves in a way that minimizes the air resistance. The first international event was arranged in 1936, and since then it has become known as onw of the most dangerous events in alpine skiing.
It wasn't really unexpected that downhill was to become known as a dangerous sport. With high speeds and high stakes, there aren't a lot of room for mmimstakes. The curreny speed record was set by french skier Johan Clarey. When he, during 2013, achieved the speed of 161,9 km/h, it was something that had never been seen before. Traditionally, the race starts high up in the mountains. The reason being the natural slope making it possible to reach high speeds. But the high speeds have put high demands on the equipment. And there's no room for mistakes. This in turn has created high demands for sponsoring due to increasing costs. But to the audience, the sport is more intense than ever.