Sofia Goggia took the Saint Moritz super-G and Mikaela Shiffrin was 4th

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The Italian Sofia Goggia achieved this Friday at World Cup Super Giant alpine skiing Saint Moritz (Switzerland).

Goggia, who has not won a Super G event since December 19, 2021, clocked a time of 1:16.63, ninety hundredths less than second, the Austrian Cornelia Hueter. Third is the Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami.

The current world champion of the specialty, the Italian Marta Bassino, was seventh.

The American Mikaela Shiffrin, 4th in Saint Moritz, still leading the World Cup.

The Ski World Cup has finally made its first speed race of a season affected by weather conditions, and where Mikaela Shiffrin finished just outside the podium.

The first seven sprint races of the season for both men and women were cancelled, but Goggia – a downhill specialist – showed her good form immediately by dominating the more technically demanding super-G and opening up a big gap which is 0.95 seconds ahead of Cornelia Huetter.

Shiffrin was fourth, 1.08 behind Goggia, and extended his points lead in the overall World Cup standings in what he said was his first super-G race since April due to weather conditions during the preseason training.

A second super-G is planned for Sunday. A spectacular fall by Elena Curtoni, who ran right after her Italian teammate Goggia, lifted her into the air and sent one of her skis flying about 30 meters into the air. Curtoni was making a fast run when he became unbalanced on level changes and rolled to fall on his back.

Weeks of heavy snow and wind in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and on the Matterhorn on the Swiss-Italian border have forced the cancellation of the past seven men’s and women’s sprint races.

The 31-year-old Italian’s 23rd victory in World Cup races was his first in super-G in two years. It was also his first time on a super-G podium since the December 2021 victory in Val d’Isere (France).

Goggia will likely start as relegation favorite this Saturday. He won last year’s race with broken fingers on his left hand, requiring a cross-border trip to Milan for surgery between Friday and Saturday’s races.

Super-G St. Moritz:

1. Sofia Goggia (ITA) 1:16.63

2. Cornelia Hütter (AUT) 1:17.58

3. Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI) 1:17.65

4. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) 1:17.71

5. Federica Brignone (ITA) 1:17.84

6. Stephanie Venier (AUT) 1:18.21

7. Marta Bassino (ITA) 1:18.40

8. Corinne Suter (SUI) 1:18.54

9. Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) 1:18.70

10. Mirjam Puchner (AUT) 1:18.90

General super-G:

1. Sofia Goggia (ITA) 100 pts

2. Cornelia Hütter (AUT) 80

3. Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI) 60

4. Mikaëla Shiffrin (USA) 50

5. Federica Brignone (ITA) 45

6. Stephanie Venier (AUT) 40

7. Marta Bassino (ITA) 36

8. Corinne Suter (SUI) 32

9. Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) 29

10. Mirjam Puchner (AUT) 26

Overall World Cup:

1. Mikaëla Shiffrin (USA) 520 pts

2. Petra Vlhova (SVK) 391

3. Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI) 385

4. Federica Brignone (ITA) 365

5. Sara Hector (SWE) 296

6. Sofia Goggia (ITA) 206

7. Lena Dürr (GER) 190

8. Zrinka Ljutic (CRO) 173

9. Valerie Grenier (CAN) 171

10. Katharina Liensberger (AUT) 163

Source: La Verdad

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