Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tina Weirather Wins The Super G Race in St. Moritz, Lara Gut Grabs Super G Crystal Globe

Tina Weirather won the last Super G race of the season. Lara Gut came in second +0.41 behind and Cornelia Hütter took third +0.59 seconds out.
Racers were greeted with a dream day and dream conditions in St. Moritz (SUI) with sunny skies and crisp temperatures making for ideal snow for today’s deciding race. The atmosphere in the Swiss resort was also great as fans are enjoying the massive Swiss success and looking forward to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships here next year.
It was Weirather’s second season victory in the super-G and her third podium in the discipline this season. In comparison, Gut has four podiums in the super-G this season, with three second-place finishes and one victory.
"Most of us were surprised at how fast and tight the course was, but it feels great to win today. I knew to have a chance for the globe, I had to win and the rest was out of my hands. Since the beginning of the season wasn't so good for me, I was surprised that I could still compete for the globe here at the finals.", said Weirather,
Third place on the day went to Austrian Cornelia Huetter, Huetter was in the hunt for the super-G globe entering the race, but was in a must-win situation to take home the globe.Lara Gut was still all smiles despite missing the top step on the podium as she knew her performance was enough to secure the discipline Crystal Globe. For Gut, the Super G Title 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 32 podiums in her still-young career.

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