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Hirscher straddle in Zagreb

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Anyone know which gate, and is there a good video that shows it? I watched his runs again, and I cant see it.

 

Richr

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Anyone know which gate, and is there a good video that shows it? I watched his runs again, and I cant see it.

 

Richr



From the angle shown on Canadian TV (CBC) I would have called it a straddle, on the grounds of (trying to remember my officials courses) that a straddle does not necessarily mean one foot going physically on either side of the gate, but if the inside foot is lifted high enough off of the snow that the path it travels is inside vertical line of the gate, then it is technically considered a straddle.

 

From what I saw, his boot was 8-10" up the gate and traveled inside the vertical plumb line of the gate. Very tough to call without being at the absolute correct angle and even a gate judge would not have been able to see it, only a video. I doubt that a racer would be able to tell that they straddled in that situation.

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Hujara had one of his moments again yesterday evening on team captains meeting in Schladming and he said both, Hirscher and Neureuther were fine in Zagreb. So officially there was no straddle :) It was pretty funny to listen, but what the hell... it's too late anyway either if he did straddle or not.

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jcerni

 

UniversalSports

 

Check out the "Big Air" in run 2

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