Monday, March 16, 2020

Wrap of the 2019-2020 Alpine World Cup Season: Federica Brignone Grabs the Overall Globe





Federica Brignone can be proud to be the first Italian woman to conquer the Overall Globe. Brignone joined the Italian-Overall club composed by Piero Gros, Gustav Thoeni and Alberto Tomba on the Men's field.
The Italian ski star, over the year, has scored eleven podiums with five victories: Courchevel and Sestriere Giant Slalom race, Crans Montana and Altenmarkt Alpine Combined and the Super-G in Sochi with an achieved record number of points of 1378. She topped the overall rankings, followed by Mikaela Shiffrin (1,225) and Petra Vlhova (1,189).
These brilliant results have allowed her to conquer not only Overall but also the Giant Slalom and the Alpine Combined globes thanks to her consistency throughout the season.

Statistics

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Starts: 11
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Podiums 1
Garmisch-Partenkirchen 2011. FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Giant Slalom 2nd

Olympic Winter Games Starts: 8
Olympic Winter Games Medals: 1 (3rd in Giant Slalom in PyeongChang 2018)

FIS World Cup Starts: 224
FIS World Cup Podiums: 39
FIS World Cup Victories: 15 (7 GS, 3 Super-G, 5 Alpine Combined)





The other protagonists of the season are certainly this year slalom specialist Petra Vlhova and speed queen Corinne Suter.
Suter conquered both Super-G and Downhill globes for the first time in Switzerland since 1988 with Michela Figini. Without a doubt, she has been the most consistent skier in both disciplines throughout the season with 9 podiums and 2 victories, one in Downhill and the other in Super-G.
Vlhova makes the history of her country by conquering two globes, Parallel and Slalom. The Slovakian skier finished on the podium in 13 of the last 15 World Cup slalom events, and she won the previous 3 World Cup slalom races already becoming the most successful Slovakian slalom skier of all time.
She also won the first of the two Parallel races and with two competitions played she put under her belt the first-ever Parallel Globe.

This season will be remembered by the irruption of the COVID-19 and the cancellation of the last races including the Finals in Cortina. Also by the absence of Mikaela Shiffrin, 3-time Overall winner, in the last six weeks since the sudden death of her father last month. She was due to return in Are and came back to fight for the standings before the interruption of the competitions.

Women's Globe Winners of the 2019-2020 Season
  • Overall World Cup Winner: Federica Brignone (ITA)
  • Slalom World Cup Winner: Petra Vlhova (SVK)
  • Giant Slalom World Cup Winner: Federica Brignone (ITA)
  • Super-G World Cup Winner: Corinne Suter (SUI)
  • Downhill World Cup Winner: Corinne Suter (SUI)
  • Alpine Combined World Cup Winner: Federica Brignone (ITA)
  • Parallel World Cup Winner: Petra Vlhova (SVK)
  • Longines Rising Ski Star: Alice Robinson (NZL)
  • Women's Nations Cup Winner: Italy
  • Best Ski Manufacturer Award: Rossignol

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