Lara Gut-Behrami wins World Cup super-G for her 6th victory in Cortina, Italy


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:

Gut-Behrami wins the super-G at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen World Cup

Swiss runner Lara Gut-Behrami won the World Cup super-G race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Sunday with a time of 1:20.75.

When asked if she would be back in Cortina next year, Gut-Behrami simply replied: “We’ll see.”

A day earlier, Gut-Behrami announced that she planned to compete in next season’s world championships in Saalbach, Austria.

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:

Canadian Val Grenier crashes violently during World Cup super-G race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

After winning a bronze medal in Friday’s downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Val Grenier of St-Isidore, Ont., crashed hard Sunday during the super-G race and was thrown off the course on a slide.

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.


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