STUHEC PULLS OFF WORLD CUP SWEEP AT LAKE LOUISE

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lake louise, al­berta» Slove­nia’s Ilka Stuhec com­pleted a Lake Louise down­hill sweep Satur­day.

Com­ing off her first World Cup vic­tory Fri­day, Stuhec fin­ished in 1 minute, 24.95 sec­onds on a course short­ened be­cause of de­te­ri­o­rat­ing vis­i­bil­ity.

De­fend­ing over­all World Cup cham­pion Laura Gut of Switer­land was sec­ond in 1:25.06, fol­lowed by Edit Mik­los of Hun­gary in 1:25.38. A su­per-G is set for Sun­day. In her first two ca­reer World Cup down­hills, Ea­gleVail’s Mikaela Shiffrin im­proved five spots from Fri­day to Satur­day at Lake Louise.

Shiffrin, the youngest Olympic slalom cham­pion, fin­ished 13th in Satur­day’s race, 1.46 sec­onds be­hind Stuhec.

Stuhec also won Fri­day, when she was 1.99 sec­onds ahead of Shiffrin, who then tied for 18th. Shiffrin’s goal for Satur­day was to build more speed from Fri­day. She ac­com­plished it.

“That’s what it’s sup­posed to feel like,” Shiffrin said, ac­cord­ing to the U.S. Ski Team. “So, that’s cool.”

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