GENEVA (Parlay Game) – Three days after the race, the results of the Women 's World Cup in the Women' s World Cup have been modified, causing significant delays in the timing of the finish line. Changes have occurred.
The International Ski Federation said the revaluation of problems with the Swiss Timing system on Saturday in Crans-Montana, Switzerland hit two Swiss runners on the podium.
"The FIS and Swiss Timing would like to apologize to all competitors, teams, media and alpine skiers for this unfortunate incident," said the governing body in a statement. Swiss Timing is the leader in the sports industry related to luxury watch brands Longines and Omega, the Olympic Games partner.
The equipment malfunction of the finish line had already resulted in a change in the result about an hour after the race, won by Olympic champion Sofia Goggia, who was not affected by the fiasco.
Four Swiss riders, including Joana Haehlen and Lara Gut – Behrami, did not have electronically timed courses and failed to stop the clock when they crossed the finish line.
Their times were manually calculated on Saturday – passing Gut-Behrami from fourth to third – but have since been re-evaluated and judged to be false.
The FIS said the recalculation of the four runners' tracks added 0.13 seconds to their time. They had 0.13 deducted Saturday.
This means that Haehlen and Gut-Behrami move from second and third places respectively to fourth and sixth. Haehlen loses his first career result in the top three.
World Cup leader Nicole Schmidhofer moved up from fourth place to second place and Corinne Suter, silver medalist at the World Championships, also Swiss, moved from fourth to third place.
The race took place under a blue sky and under a hot sun, which caused problems with the snow that was softening rapidly.
"The reason the four times were not recorded is a consequence of the configuration of the photocells on arrival, which were mounted too high," FIS said. "After two days of training, the snow level was a little lower because of the many descents and landslides on the course, as well as snowmelt due to the sun.
"Since then, Swiss Timing has checked the timing belts and recalculated all the manual times of the race using the appropriate methodology."
Swiss Timing is managed by the Swiss group Swatch Group and marks the World Cup ski races with the name of Longines.
Swiss Timing states on its website: "We are committed to measuring time accurately and reliably using the technologies we have developed to meet the highest standards in every sport."