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TIMING PROBLEMS ALTER WORLD CUP RESULTS
Wednesday February 27, 2019 - Email this article to a friend

The times of 4 racers at the women's World Cup in Crans- Montana last weekend were not recorded. A back up system then failed. NEW


Sofia Goggia remains as the winner but second-placed Joana Haehlen from Switzerland drops from second to fourth.

It was her first ever World Cup podium.

Switzerland's Lara Gut-Behrami drops from third to sixth.

While Nicole Schmidhofer moves up to second, and Corinne Suter to third.

"FIS and Swiss Timing would like to apologise to all competitors, teams, media and Alpine Skiing followers for this unfortunate incident," the International Ski Federation, FIS, said in a statement.

Swiss Timing, a Swatch Group company, is in charge of timings for World Cup races.

So, what went wrong?

The times of four skiers were not recorded electronically as the set-up of the photo cells at the finish were mounted too high.

After two training days the snow level was lower due to the multiple runs and slipping on the course as well as melting due to the sunlight.

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The International Ski Federation, FIS, says the manual times taken but were incorrectly calculated.

The correction factor of 0.13 seconds was subtracted from the manual time instead of being added.

Swiss Timing has since checked the timing tapes and re-calculated all the manual times from the race using the correct methodology, which has been checked by four members of the FIS Timing Working Group.

"FIS is therefore now satisfied that the Official Results for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup ladies' downhill race in Crans Montana (SUI) on 23rd February are accurate and reflect the correct times of all competitors," the organisation said in a statement.

"FIS and Swiss Timing would like to apologise to the Local Organising Committee, all competitors, teams, media and Alpine Skiing followers for this unfortunate incident."

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