Its been an epic month of ski racing so far, so lets take you through some of our highlights!
Super G – Ladies
28 year old Tina Weirather from Liechtenstein won the the season’s first Super-G race last Sunday at Lake Louise. Weirather was also last years Super-G crystal globe winner, proving herself again by barreling down the slopes in 1:18.52 seconds.
Second place went to last year’s super-G winner Lara Gut from Switzerland with a time of 1:18.63, while the super-G reigning champ Nicole Schmidhofer finished third with a time of 1:18.79.
Drama unveiled when American skier Lindsey Vonn – the all time biggest winner in the discipline, failed to finish the Super-G race after crashing for her second time this season. She unfortunately failed to keep her skis under her when taking a wide turn, resulting in a slide out.
Although Vonn had a nightmare weekend at Lake Louise, her fellow American Mikaela Shiffrin has had an impressive month, winning her first ever podium finish in the downhill race on Friday – which is huge considering she’s a slalom specialist! Shiffrin also won third place in the downhill last Saturday, and finished fifth in Sunday’s Super G.
Here are the full results:
Giant Slalom – Mens
Marcel Hirscher dominated the Giant Slalom event at Beaver Creek, winning his 23rd career race! The 28 year old completed his two runs in 2:37.30, nearly a second fast than runner-up Henrik Kristoffersen From Norway who finished in 2:38.18, while Germany’s Stefan Luitz finished third with a time of 2:38.33.
The full results:
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With only two more months to go until the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the women are heading to St Moritz, Switzerland for three Super-G races that will commence this weekend!
And Hirscher, who won a silver in the Sochi Olympic Games in 2014, will be hoping his Giant slalom win can translate into a gold this upcoming Olympics!
Wishing them good luck, go got em’!