Austria's Matthias Mayer aims for his...

Austria's Matthias Mayer aims for historic defense of downhill title

Austria's Matthias Mayer will attempt to go where no man has gone before on Sunday when he defends his Olympic downhill title in what looks likely to be an open race against a pack of challengers hungry for his crown. No one has won successive titles in the blue riband event of the Olympic Alpine skiing program and whether Mayer gets the chance to achieve the feat remains at the mercy of the weather at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

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