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Sofia Goggia wins super-G race, goes 3 for 3 in Lake Louise

Sofia Goggia wins super-G race, goes 3 for 3 in Lake Louise

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Sofia Goggia captured a World Cup super-G on Sunday to go 3 for 3 in races at Lake Louise.

The 29-year-old Italian finished in 1 minute, 18.28 seconds on a cold day to beat Swiss racer Lara Gut-Behrami by 0.11 seconds. Mirjam Puchner of Austria, starting 29th overall, finished in third place, while two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin wound up in sixth place as she rounds into form after dealing with a back ailment.

Goggia won a pair of downhills on the Lake Louise hill leading into the super-G race. She was the 14th racer on the course Sunday and slightly behind Gut-Behrami's time at the third interval. But Goggia found speed at the bottom of the course.

It was Goggia's 14th career World Cup win and first in the super-G since 2019. She will try to defend her Olympic downhill title at the Beijing Games in two months.

Gut-Behrami picked up her 62nd World Cup podium. She's the world champion in the super-G courtesy of her win last February in Italy.

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Updated : 2022-01-22 02:44 GMT+08:00

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