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DEPUTY RACE DIRECTOR NACHTSLALOM
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1970 first World Cup dowhnhill at the Kandahar
The 35th „Arlberg-Kandahar-Race” is for the first time part of the World Cup circuit. The Austrian Karl Schranz wins the downhill and the combined competition!
World Championships 1978:
At the 25th World Championships Maria Epple wins Gold at the Giant Slalom.
The Austrian Sepp Walcher gets World Champion at the men´s Downhill. 2nd place for the German Michael Veith. Bronze medalist is Werner Grissmann from Austria.
On the 23rd of February 1997 Hermann Maier wins at the Kandahar his first out 54 World Cup victories! After a serious motorcycle accident, the two-time Olympic Champion and three-time World Champion celebrates a tremendous comeback with a victory in Super-G!
2008 Slope reconstruction:
For the upcoming World Championships in 2011 the Kandahar gets modernised and expanded. Two different slopes are used for the men´s and women´s competition, both ending at a joint stadium.
Maria Höfl-Riesch wins the 2010 Downhill World Cup Finals and is at the same time the first winner of the newly created women´s slope.
The first German victory on the Kandahar was celebrated by Markus Wasmeier on the 11th of January 1987. 33 years later, Thomas Dreßen is the second German to win a downhill race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
2020 is clearly the year of the Germans, as Viktoria Rebensburg wins the women´s edition just one week after Thomas Dreßen.
World Championships 2011:
The Canadian Erik Guay gets Downhill World Champion and is since then the record holder of the new Kandahar men´s slope. (For different reasons all downhill editions in the following years were hold on slightly changing courses)
The most successful female athlete is the Austrian Elisabeth Görgl winning gold in Downhill and Super-G.
Last Men´s Downhill race:
On the 05th of February 2021 Dominik Paris (ITA) wins the prestigious race. Best German athlete is Dominik Schwaiger with 12th place in the competition
Due to the cancellation of the races in 2023, the races in 2024 will be the 70th Kandahar races