With the women’s tech events completed, racers head into the speed events, starting with the women’s Super G. The Italians have been dominating the women’s Super G World Cup this season by winning six out of the seven races. In the last race before the Olympics, which took place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER), the victory was shared between Federica Brignone (ITA) and Corneila Huetter (AUT).
Brignone has won three out of the seven races so far this season and is currently sitting at the top of the Super G World Cup Standings. The Italian claimed her first Olympic medal, placing second in the women’s GS. In the Super G World Cup standings, she is closely followed by compatriot, Elena Curtoni (ITA), who placed on the podium three times this season, which included a victory. Sofia Goggia (ITA) follows just behind having won two Super G races this season and finishing 2nd in another. However, Goggia won’t be competing in tomorrow’s Super G, most likely to preserve her energy for the downhill race.
Defending her Olympic title will be Ester Ledecka (CZE), who won the Super G in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Ledecka has only competed in three of the seven Super G races this season with her best result being 8th. The 2018 runner ups, Tina Weirather (LIE) and Anna Veith (AUT), both have retired from the sport and therefore won’t be in a position to fight for a medal.
Swiss skier and current Super G World Champion, Lara Gut-Behrami (SUI) will also be giving it her all to claim her first Olympic Super G medal. The Swiss racer has already placed once on the Super G podium this season whilst racing in St. Moritz (SUI).
After not having the easiest start to her 2022 Olympic journey, Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) continue to push forward to claim an Olympic medal. The three-time Olympic medallist has yet to win a speed event medal. So far this season, Shiffrin has placed twice on the Super G podium this season with two 3rd place finishes in St. Moritz.
Other names to look out for in tomorrow’s race will be Tamara Tippler (AUT), Corinne Suter (SUI), Michelle Gisin (SUI), Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR), Mirjam Puchner (AUT) and Ariane Raedler (AUT). All have placed on at least one Super G podium so far this season and will all be eager to claim an Olympic medal.
Racing is scheduled to start at 11:00 local time / 04:00 CET.