Winter sports - Italian Sofia Goggia heads to top of overall rankings with win in Val D'Isère

Dec 19, 2021 372

Italian Sofia Goggia was top of the podium once again in the downhill event at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Val D'Isère, France. The 29-year-old won her seventh consecutive downhill event, showing the sort of form that makes her favourite to defend her Olympic downhill title in Beijing in two months time.

She finished in a time of 1:41.71, comfortably ahead of American Breezy Johnson who finished 0.27 seconds behind. Goggia's win took her to the top of the overall seasons rankings after winning four of the last six events, overtaking Mikaela Shiffrin, while the top three in today's race are in the same order in the downhill standings, with Goggia 60 points ahead of Johnson.

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