Sofia Goggia edged Lindsey Vonn into second place at a World Cup event for the second time in two days, winning the Super-G at the 2018 Olympic course at Jeongseon, South Korea on Sunday. Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec was in third, making this an exact repeat of the podium in Saturday’s downhill.
With her 128th World Cup podium, Vonn had not previously been on a World Cup super-G podium since Feb. 2016, just before she was sidelined with her tibial plateau injury.
Coming in second twice by a total margin of .11 seconds (0.7/.04) was disappointing to Vonn, but nonetheless she was delighted about getting back on track in the Super G.
“I’m really happy,” Vonn said. “It’s definitely the best super-G performance I’ve had all season by a long shot, so it’s nice to see that I still have the speed and it’s coming back around.”
U.S. Ski Team’s Laurenne Ross had another speed unicornian performance, coming in sixth place. It was a tough race for the rest of the American squad. Alice McKennis, Jacqueline Wiles and Stacey Cook finished the day in 32nd, 34th and 35th, respectively. Anna Marno finished in 39th and Breezy Johnson finished in 42nd.
Flat light due to high cloud cover challenged the best athletes in the world as they continued to learn the intricacies of the terrain at the new venue, which will play host to the men’s and women’s speed events during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
The women’s side of the White Circus now embarks on a 16 hour time change en route to California as FIS World Cup action returns to Squaw Valley, USA, March 10th and 11th for a pair of tech. races.
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