Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Thanks for the great ride! Lara Gut World Cup Finals 2016.

It's not important how many times you fail,
the only thing that matters is what you do to stand up again.

Directed by Niccolò Castelli
Soundtrack: Rocky Wood “Blind Hawaii”
Scene taken by «Everybody Sometimes Falls»
Graphic design Andrea Masciadri
FIS Ski World Cup footage granted by courtesy of Infront Sports & Media and SRG SSR

Switzerland’s Lara Gut formally picked up her Overall globe as the top skier of the season. Gut ended up topping American Lindsey Vonn by nearly 300 points. It is her first-career Overall Title.
Gut had a sensational season, earning 13 total podiums, including six victories. She was a true overall skier this season, as her victories came in three disciplines: downhill, giant slalom and alpine combined. Ironically, Gut earned the discipline globe in the super-G, but it was the one discipline where she did not have a win.
For Gut, the Overall and Super G Titles adds to her impressive collection of accolades. She earned the small globe in super-G in 2014, in addition to owning four World Championship medals and one Olympic medal. In total, the Swiss star has 18 World Cup victories and 33 podiums in her still-young career.

Lara Gut was born in Sorengo, Canton Ticino (27 April 1991).
Gut participated in her first FIS races at age 15 in December 2006. At the Alpine Youth World Championship 2007 at Altenmarkt, Austria, she won silver in downhill. In the same year, she became Swiss national champion in super-G, the second youngest champion of all time. In the 2007 season, Gut finished second in the downhill standings of the Europa Cup.
In late December 2007, Gut made her World Cup debut in a giant slalom at Lienz, Austria. In January 2008, at Caspoggio, she won four consecutive Europa Cup races. At her first World Cup downhill race on 2 February 2008, Gut made the podium at third place at St. Moritz, despite falling on the finishing pitch and sliding on her back through the finish line; she finished only 0.35 seconds behind the winner. She followed her World Cup speed debut with a fifth-place finish in the super-G the next day. Following the 2008 season, Gut was moved up to the World Cup team for the 2009 season.
Early in her first full season, Gut won her first World Cup race on 20 December 2008, a super-G in St. Moritz, finishing 0.63 seconds ahead of runner-up Fabienne Suter. Gut became the youngest skier to win a World Cup super-G race, at 17.65 years (17 years, 237 days).
At the 2009 World Championships at Val-d'Isère, France, Gut won silver medals in the downhill and the super combined, more than two months before her 18th birthday.
On 29 September 2009, Gut fell during training at Saas-Fee, Switzerland, and dislocated her hip. She was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Visp, where it was reset. The Swiss Ski Federation initially reported that Gut would be out of competition for at least a month. In January 2010, it was announced that Gut would miss the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver because of slow recovery from the hip injury. She sat out the entire 2010 season, but returned for the 2011 season and earned four podiums, which included a victory in the super-G at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee in January.
Gut switched ski suppliers following the 2011 season, leaving Atomic for a three-year deal with Rossignol.Though she had seven top ten finishes in three disciplines during the 2012 World Cup season, she did not reach a podium; her best results were three top-five finishes.
In December 2012, Gut won her first World Cup downhill in Val-d'Isère, France.
Gut won her first Olympic medal in the downhill in 2014 at Sochi. She took the bronze, finishing 0.10 seconds behind Tina Maze and fellow Swiss skier Dominique Gisin, who both won the gold. In World Cup, she won the Super-G season title and finished third overall in 2014.
After four years with Rossignol, Gut changed to Head equipment in May 2015.

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