After the cancellation, due weather conditions (snow, rain, and warm temperatures), of the first four days of the women’s speed program at the venue of the 2014 Sochi Games, Rosa Khutor successfully held its first World Cup competition since the Olympics. The course crew undertook an aggressive grooming and watering regimen to restore the track in time for Sunday’s Super-G.
The Italian team has continued with its incredible demonstration and today has taken the first two places of the podium with Federica Brignone and Sofia Goggia. Joana Haehlen of Switzerland was third, 0.34 seconds back.
Federica Brignone takes his fourth World Cup win of the season in Rosa Khutor.
With fourteen victories Federica Brignone slowly approaches the most winning Italian skiers in history: Isolde Kostner with 15 and Deborah Compagnoni with 16 World Cup victories.
"I have to say that super-G is my favorite discipline. It’s always the one I prefer, the one I have more fun [in], but for sure I’m really proud of how I’m skiing this year. In years like this, normally I’m really good at steep parts when it’s really technical, especially in Super-G, but now I’m getting better at every single race and in every condition so I’m really proud and really happy about this", said Brignone. "Today, I wanted it so bad after my fall in Bansko – five gates from the finish line". Federica Brignone became the fourth different winner of a women's Super-G this season, after Viktoria Rebensburg, Sofia Goggia and Mikaela Shiffrin won the previous events. This victory sent her at the top of the Super-G standing by 16 points over Corinne Suter (SUI) and 20 ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin (USA).
For Sofia Goggia is the second podium of the season after her victory in the Super-G on St. Moritz in December. Goggia has returned after missing the last two races with a right leg injury following a Downhill crash in Bansko.Joana Haehlen earned the second top-three result of her career following her podium in the Downhill of Bansko.