Saturday, February 4, 2017

Skiers To Follow in the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz: Lara Gut


Lara Gut

Lara Gut was born in Comano, Switzerland on April 27, 1991. In late December 2007, Gut made her World Cup debut in a Giant Slalom at Lienz, Austria
Since 2005, Lara Gut has been responsible for all the World Championships medals won by the swiss women’s team. Three times Silver in the Downhill, Combined (both 2009) and Super-G (2013) as well as Bronze (Downhill 2015).
In St. Moritz we will see whether or not Lara Gut is finally awarded Gold. She has four very realistic chances, the very first to start on 7th Febuary in the Super-G. She won the first three races of the season, on the fourth leg she made a (just a little too) risky attack at a gate... Surely, she won’t change her style, especially on the mountain that she calls home.
This season Lara Gut claimed her first Downhill victory of the season and seventh of her career at Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
Switzerland’s Lara Gut picked up her Overall globe as the top skier of last season. Gut ended up topping American Lindsey Vonn by nearly 300 points. It was her first-career Overall Title.

Statistics

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Starts: 16
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Podiums 4

Val d'Isere 2009 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Downhill: 2nd
Val d'Isere 2009 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Super Combined: 2nd
Schladming 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Super-G: 2nd
Vail / Beaver Creek 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Downhill: 3rd 

Olympic Winter Games Starts: 4
Olympic Winter Games Medals: (3rd in Downhill in Sochi 2014)

FIS World Cup Starts: 212
FIS World Cup Podiums: 42
FIS World Cup Victories: 23 (7 Downhill, 11 Super-G, 4 GS, 1 Super Combined)


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