Ski Alpin-Shiffrin expands overall lead, Goggia wins second downhill title

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup - Men's Downhill
Alpine Skiing – FIS Alpine World Cup – Women’s Downhill – Courchevel, France – March 16, 2022 Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. celebrates on the podium after winning the women’s downhill with the trophy REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

March 16, 2022

(Reuters) – America’s Mikaela Shiffrin won the final World Cup downhill of the season in Courchevel, France to extend her lead in the standings, while Italy’s Sofia Goggia clinched the downhill title on Wednesday.

Shiffrin, a three-time World Cup overall winner with three Olympic medals, bounced back from a disappointing performance at the Beijing Winter Games to celebrate her 74th World Cup victory in alpine skiing.

The 27-year-old clocked a time of one minute and 27 seconds, beating Austria’s Christine Scheyer and Joana Haehlen of Switzerland, who both finished second with a time of 1:27.10.

Shiffrin has 1,345 points in the overall standings, Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova is second with 1,189.

Goggia secured her second consecutive World Cup downhill title in the same race with a 12th place finish, adding her downhill silver medal from Beijing.

The Italian, whose season was derailed by a serious knee injury sustained in a fall during a World Cup race in Cortina d’Ampezzo in January, finished five places ahead of Switzerland’s Corinne Suter, her closest competitor in the downhill classification.

In the men’s category, Marco Odermatt was the first Swiss to win the overall World Cup in the Alpine Ski World Cup in 12 years.

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge) Ski Alpin-Shiffrin expands overall lead, Goggia wins second downhill title


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