Olympic champion Lara Gut-Behrami is halfway to Lindsey Vonn’s Cortina record after winning a World Cup super-G on Sunday for her sixth career victory on the Olympia delle Tofane course in Italy – which was again the scene of several falls.
It’s a shame that Gut-Behrami, 32, cannot yet say with certainty whether she will still participate in the Olympic Games in Milan-Cortina in two years.
In a race where many of the big favorites struggled with a tricky course, Gut-Behrami beat Stéphanie Venier, the winner of Friday’s downhill, by 0.21 seconds. Romane Miradoli finished third, at 0.41.
WATCH | Gut-Behrami wins:
When asked if she would be back in Cortina next year, Gut-Behrami simply replied: “We’ll see.”
It was Gut-Behrami’s fourth World Cup victory in Cortina, following her two gold medals at the 2021 world championships in the Italian resort.
Vonn has won 12 World Cup races in Cortina – six downhills and six super-Gs.
Grenier and Shiffrin among athletes to fall
After Mikaela Shiffrin crashed but avoided serious injury on Friday and Olympic downhill champion Corinne Suter and Swiss teammate Joana Haehlen suffered season-ending injuries over the weekend, there was another serious fall involving Canadian runner Valérie Grenier, who finished third on Friday.
WATCH | Canadian Grenier crashes during a super-G race:
Alpine Canada did not immediately provide details on the injury to Grenier, who was removed from the toboggan course after receiving lengthy medical treatment.
Gut-Behrami, who claimed her 41st World Cup victory, closed to within 195 points of Shiffrin in the overall standings, with the American still out of action at least until Tuesday.