STUHEC PULLS OFF WORLD CUP SWEEP AT LAKE LOUISE
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.”