February 9, 2023

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Italy fourth, but women to thank – OA Sport

With the Christmas break now over, it’s time to take stock of Italy’s season at the Ski World Cup. The best data for analyzing the moment of the blue team is the classification of countries. Italy is currently fourth in the general classification. Departing from Switzerland and Austria, first and second respectively, and fighting for third place with Norway, Carried away by masculine endings.

Thanks entirely to the ladies as a result, Italy is third in the women’s rankings. Also battling the Swiss and Austrians for victory. The victories of Sofia Goccia downhill, those of Elena Cortoni and Marta Pacino certainly contributed to a large extent to the score obtained, not forgetting that the full contribution of Federica Brignone is still missing, still chasing the first podium of the season.

If the situation is very happy for the women, as three athletes wear the red bib of the leader of the special classification, For men, Italy is experiencing a deep crisis. The Azzurri are sixth, with Germany fifth and in danger of overtaking the US and Canada. Only two top-10 finishes in twelve races was a truly disappointing finish for the men’s field, which had to shake off the new year.

Ranking by Nations General

1. Switzerland 3525 points
2. Austria 2979
3. Norway 2186
4. Italy 1833
5. France 1339
6. America 1239
7. Germany 1099
8. Slovenia 723
9. Sweden 702
10. Canada 570

Ranking for Women’s Nations

1. Switzerland 1731 points
2. Austria 1423
3. Italy 1410
4. America 858
5. Sweden 616
6. Norway 524
7. Germany 394
8. Slovenia 382
9. France 378
10. Slovakia 340

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Ranking for men’s countries

1. Switzerland 1794 points
2. Norway 1662
3. Austria 1556
4. France 961
5. Germany 705
6. Italy 423
7. United States 381
8. Canada 369
9. Slovenia 341
10. Croatia 114

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