Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sofia Goggia Wins World Cup Supe-G in Åre. Tina Weirather Claims her Second Consecutive Super-G Globe

Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein successfully defended her super-G crystal globe on Thursday at World Cup Finals in Åre, Sweden. With the decision coming down to the last race of the season, Weirather finished sixth in the race as her globe rival Lara Gut of Switzerland failed to complete the course. Gut ultimately finished second in the discipline standings and Anna Veith of Austria was third.
In the day's race, Sofia Goggia of Italy won her first super-G of the season with an attacking run, 0.32 seconds ahead of Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany. Lindsey Vonn rounded out the podium in third just over a half second behind Goggia.
Wind on the top of the slope forced organizers to use the reserve start for the race. However, the excitement was still high for the discipline standings as well as the competition, and the race podium was filled with skiers from bib 16-19. Olympic gold medallist Ester Ledecka started last, but she skied off course after a fast top section.

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