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Sensational victory by skiers Kostelić and Dim on February 3rd 2008
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  02/6/2008 | Sports | Unrated
Two Croatians on the podium at Val d' Isere
Zrncic Dim: I Can not Describe It

 
 Natko Zrncic Dim (left) and Ivica Kostelic (right)
Natko Zrncic Dim is thrilled with his first podium, and what touched him the most was seeing Ivica waiting at the finish line.

Natko Zrncic Dim achieved the result of his career in Val D’Isere, France. There in the super combination he gained the third place behind Bode Miller and Ivica Kostelic.

- I feel great, I can not describe how I felt when I passed the finish line and saw I was second. Ivica was waiting for me and rushed towards me to give me a hug. It really meant a lot to me – Natko told us at the beginning of the interview.

We wanted to know if he thought he could stand on the podium eventually.

- I was not aware of my result, and when Ivica hugged me, he told me we would on the podium for sure. And it was actually true. I went down very smoothly, I risked in some moments, like in the slalom. That was my plan to achieve.

Natko doubts he will gain a good position at the Snow Queen Trophy in Zagreb because he still has problem in the start, but this victory will surely do him good.

Source: http://www.javno.com/en/sports/clanak.php?id=120614



Bode Miller wins another title

American star Bode Miller skied to a World Cup super-combined title Sunday in France, increasing his overall lead in the cup points race.

The victory, in combined downhill and slalom runs, was the 30th of Miller's career, most for a U.S. skier in World Cup competition.

The Bretton Woods, N.H., racer had a two-run time of 2:18.45. Ivica Kostelic of Croatia was second in 2:18.83.

Miller's lead in the overall standings climbed to 122 points over second-place Benjamin Raich of Austria.

Source: http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/182330,bode-miller-wins-another-title.html

 
Bode Miller (C) of the U.S. in first place, Ivica Kostelic (L) of Croatia in second place and Natko Zrncic-Dim of Croatia in third place celebrate on the podium after finishing the men's Alpine Skiing World Cup Super Combined event, that consists of one downhill and one slalom run, in Val d'Isere February 3, 2008.




SKIJANJE, SK (m): IVICA I NATKO NA POSTOLJU!
03.02.2008


Ivica Kostelić i Natko Zrnčić Dim zauzeli su drugo i treće mjesto u posljednjoj superkombinaciji sezone u francuskom Val d'Isereu, bolji je bio samo sjajni Amerikanac Bode Miller.

To je prvo postolje i uspjeh karijere za dvadesetjednogodišnjeg Zagrepčanina Zrnčića Dima te prvi put u povijesti hrvatskog skijanja da imamo dva natjecatelja na pobjedničkom postolju.

Natko i Ivica odvezli odličan spust i još bolji slalom

Hrvatski dvojac bio je odličan već u spustu, Natko je bio osmi, a Ivica 12. U slalomu su obojica bila još bolja te ih je samo Miller s više od dvije sekunde prednosti iz spusta pretekao, iako mu se prednost pred Ivicom istopila na samo 38 stotinki sekunde. Ivica je bio najbrži samo u slalomskoj vožnji, a Natko je imao peto vrijeme u slalomu.

Uoči Ivičina nastupa ispred njega bio je samo Schoenfelder, a onda je najbolji hrvatski skijaš odvezao ponajbolju ovogodišnju slalomsku vožnju. Već na prolazu povisio je prednost na 49 stotinki, a odlična vožnja u donjem dijelu staze donijela mu je 71 stotinku prednosti.

Samo Miller bolji od hrvatskog dvojca

Zrnčić Dim krenuo je u slalom s osam stotinki prednosti pred Ivicom iz spusta i također je odvozio sjajno i zauzeo drugo mjesto. U tom trenutku imali smo dva skijaša na najviše dvije stepenice, a do kraja je trebalo nastupiti još sedam natjecatelja.

Najveća prijetnja, uz nedodirljivog Millera, bio je Daniel Albrecht, koji je vrlo dobar slalomaš, ali Švicarac nije bio dovoljno dobar i na kraju je zauzeo sedmo mjesto.

Bodeu Mali kristalni globus

Miller je trećom uzastopnom pobjedom u kombiniranim disciplinama osigurao Mali kristalni globus u kombinaciji, a ujedno je napravio važan korak prema osvajanju Velikog kristalnog globusa. Ovo mu je peta pobjeda sezone i 30. ukupno u karijeri.

Ivica treći vikend zaredom na postolju

Ivica Kostelić već je treći vikend zaredom na pobjedničkom postolju - u klasičnoj kombinaciji u Kitzbuehelu bio je treći, u superkombinaciji u Chamonixu drugi, a danas je u francuskom skijalištu ponovno drugi. No priča dana je mladi Zrnčić Dim, koji je ostvario fantastičan rezultat, odvezao je sjajan spust, a u slalomu je bio još bolji.

Prije Val D'Iserea najbolji rezultat mu je bilo deveto mjesto iz Wengena, a ove sezone je još uzimao bodove u Chamonixu (9) i Beaver Creeku (13). Sve bodove Natko je uzeo u superkombinaciji, koja je tako postala hrvatska disciplina u muškom Svjetskom kupu.

Kostelić je cijelu sezonu odličan u kombiniranim disciplinama te je u ukupnom poretku superkombinacije osvojio drugo mjesto, odmah iza Millera.

Rezultati superkombinacije u Val d'Isereu:
 
1. Bode Miller (SAD) 2:18,45  
2. Ivica Kostelić
(HRV) +0,38
3. Natko Zrnčić Dim
(HRV) +0,99
4. Rainer Schoenfelder
(Aut) +1,09
5. Aleš Gorza
(Slo) +1,18
6. Benjamin Raich
(Aut) +1,29
7. Daniel Albrecht
(Švi) +1,33
8. Carlo Janka
(Švi) +1,36
9. Julien Lizeroux
(Fra) +1,74
10. Mario Scheiber
(Aut) +1,79
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