Sofia Goggia wins super-G, goes 3 for 3 in Lake Louise

Dec 06, 2021 530

Sofia Goggia captured a World Cup super-G win on Sunday to go 3 for 3 in races at Lake Louise. The 29-year-old Italian finished in 1:18.28 seconds on a cold day to beat Swiss racer Lara Gut-Behrami by 0.11 seconds. Mirjam Puchner of Austria, starting 29th overall, finished in third place, while two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin wound up in sixth place as she rounds into form after dealing with a back ailment.

Goggia won a pair of downhills on the Lake Louise hill leading into the super-G race. She was the 14th racer on the course Sunday and slightly behind Gut-Behrami’s time at the third interval. But Goggia found speed at the bottom of the course. It was Goggia’s 14th career World Cup win and first in the super-G since 2019. She will try to defend her Olympic downhill title at the Beijing Games in two months.

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SOURCE: https://skiracing.com

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