Malta Independent

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


Sofia Goggia captured a World Cup super-G on Sunday to go 3 for 3 in races at Lake Louise.

The 29-year-old Italian finished in 1 minute, 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 GutBehrami'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.

Gut-Behrami picked up her 62nd World Cup podium. She's the world champion in the super-G courtesy of her win last February in Italy.

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