The Sochi 2014 Olympic champion beat his rival Mirko Felicetti in the Big Final on Saturday, January 31, and gained his first victory in the parallel giant slalom. Slovenian snowboarder Zan Kosir, the long-standing leader of the competition, took third place.
Although Zan Kosir had been the fastest in qualifying, he only managed to take third place after beating Kaspar Fluetsch in the Small Final by 0.52secs. However, the Slovenian still remains on in the lead, even though Wild slashed his advantage, the Sportal media outlet points out.
On the overall leaderboard, the Russian is currently in third place with 1970 points, Italy's Roland Fischnaller is in second, and Kosir is currently leading with his advantage increased to 710 points due to Fischnaller's failure to improve on his qualifying results.