"Better late than never"
Johan Clarey may not have won a World Cup race yet, but the French athlete still holds an impressive number of records: when he won the Silver medal in the Downhill at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing at the age of 41, Johan Clarey became the oldest alpine athlete to win a medal. Just two weeks before that, he also finished second in the Downhill on the Streif run in Kitzbühel - the oldest skier to ever stand on a World Cup podium. And Clarey also won the Silver medal in the Super-G at the 2019 World Championships in Aare. At the age of 38, he has gone down as the oldest medal winner at an Alpine Ski World Championships so far. Clarey commented "Better late than never. I'm like 20 in my head!" Another of his records goes back to the 19th of January, 2013. During the Downhill event on the Lauberhorn run in Wengen, he skied the Haneggschuss at 161.9 kph - the highest speed measured in the Ski World Cup to date.