The descent of the World Ski Championships was marked by the fall miraculously avoided by Frenchman Maxence Muzaton this Sunday on the Vertigine de Cortina d’Ampezzo. But if he avoided the disaster, the tricolor descender did not come out of this balancing act unscathed.
It is undoubtedly one of the images of these 2021 Worlds. A real miracle. Bib number 8, Maxence Muzaton almost suffered a terrible fall during the descent on the Vertigine de Cortina d’Ampezzo. Launched at full speed, the Frenchman lost his balance before miraculously falling back on his skis, standing, in a rear position, with his back to the track.
He is hit in the knees
Thanks to this balancing act worthy of the greatest slopestyle champions, the 30-year-old skier avoided a tragedy. But Maxence Muzaton could have been seriously hit in the knees. He complained of pain confirmed the staff of the Blues. A few minutes later, the less fortunate Italian Florian Schieder suffered a very heavy fall.
Already winner of the super-G, Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr dominated the event ahead of German Andreas Sander. On the French side, Nils Allègre finished seventh (+ 0”97), far ahead of veteran Johan Clarey (16th, at 1”50) and Matthieu Bailet (25th, at 2”43).