Heading into the Super G World Cup Finals, the globe winners for both the men’s and women’s had already been confirmed. After finishing 9th in Lenzerheide (SUI), Federica Brignone (ITA) confirmed herself at the top of the women’s Super G cup standings to claim her first-ever Super G globe. The victory was also a step forward for the women’s Italian ski team as Brignone became the first female Italian to with the small globe. On the other hand, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) secured his second Super G globe after winning the Super G on home soil in Kvitfjell (NOR) earlier this month. It was the Norwegian’s first victory on home soil and his fourth Super G victory of the season.
In the men’s Super G race, Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT) showed that he still has what it takes to be fighting for the top spots. After having an uneasy season, with only two Super G podium results, Kriechmayr took home the victory in Courchevel (FRA). Winning both the downhill and the Super G isn’t a bad way for the Austrian to end his season. Marco Odermatt (SUI) once again demonstrated he is a force to be reckoned with across all disciplines after finishing 2nd in today’s race, to make it his fourth Super G result of the season. Swiss compatriot, Gino Caviezel, finished in third to claim his first-ever Super G World Cup podium. Kilde finished in 4th, 0.88 seconds behind the fastest pace.
Starting with bib 3, Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel managed to hold off her competitors and claimed her first Super G World Cup victory. Finishing 2nd, Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) was the closest to catching the Norwegian but fell 0.05 seconds short. Super G Olympic bronze medallist, Michelle Gisin (SUI), finished in third and claimed her second Super G World Cup podium of the season.
To continue her fight for the women’s overall globe, Petra Vlhova (SVK) had to finish 7th or higher, to have the slightest of chances to retain her overall title. Unfortunately for the Slovak, she finished in 17th place, resulting in no additional points. Finishing 2nd in the Super G, Shiffrin managed to secure enough points to win the overall globe. Leading Vlhova by 236 points, and two races to go, the Slovakian wouldn’t be able to overpass the American. Shiffrin will lift the big globe for her fourth time.
With the speed events complete at the World Cup Finals, the tech events are up next. Heading over to Meribel (FRA), athletes will take part in the mixed team parallel tomorrow, and giant slalom and slalom the following days. The mixed team parallel race is scheduled to start at 12:00 CET.