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Alpine Ski World Cup Super-G races in St. Moritz Preview

Updated: Dec 15, 2023

Lara Gut-Behrami. 2023 Super-G Crystal Globe Winner
Lara Gut-Behrami. 2023 Super-G Crystal Globe Winner. Picture: GEPA Pictures / HEAD Ski

Lara Gut-Behrami won the last Super-G of the season at the Finals in Soldeu and grabs the Crystal Globe. It was the fourth time that the 32-year-old Swiss has won the Super-G Crystal Globe after winning the title of the speed discipline in 2013-2014, 2015-2016 and 2020-2021. Only Katja Seizinger and Lindsey Vonn, five times each, have won the Super-G Crystal Globe more times.

The 2022 Olympic champion has won 19 Super-G World races, second-most behind Lindsey Vonn (28). Last season she was on the Super-G podium four times (St. Anton I and II, Kvitfjell, and Soldeu). She also won the second Super-G race held in St. Anton on January 15.

Gut-Behrami also won Gold in this discipline at both the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2021 World Championships in Cortina.

Lara Gut-Behrami is one win away from becoming the seventh woman to record at least 40 wins in World Cup events, and the second representing Switzerland, after Vreni Schneider (55).

Gut-Behrami claimed two of her 19 super-G wins in the World Cup in St. Moritz, on December 20, 2008, and on December 11, 2021. Her victory in the Super-G in St. Moritz in 2008 was her first win in the Alpine Ski World Cup. At the age of 17 years and 237 days she was and still is the youngest-ever winner of a World Cup Super-G race.

Last season Federica Brignone finished in second place +0.22 behind Gut-Behrami in the last Super-G in Soldeu. She finished also in second place in the discipline standings.

Brignone won both women's Giant Slalom events in Tremblant last week. She can become the second Italian woman to win three consecutive World Cup events, after Sofia Goggia won three (two Downhills and a Super-G) in Lake Louise in December 3-5, 2021.

Brignone (8) can overtake Hilde Gerg (8) and take seventh place on the list of women's Super-G World Cup winners. Michaela Dorfmeister is sixth with 10 wins.

Ragnhild Mowinckel rounded out the podium in the last race of the season in Soldeu, her 13th World Cup podium, in third place +0.47 seconds behind the Swiss, and finished in third place in the discipline standings. In a neat image of symmetry, Soldeu's Gut-Behrami-Brignone-Mowinckel race podium matched the Crystal Globe podium.

Two of her three World Cup wins were in Super-G: Courchevel-Meribel in March 17, 2022, and Cortina d'Ampezzo in January 22, 2023.

Mikaela Shiffrin has won five Super-G events in the Alpine Ski World Cup.

In 2022, Mikaela Shiffrin won in St. Moritz the second Super-G of the season. She beat winner of the first Downhill in the Swiss ski resort Elena Curtoni by 0.12 seconds. French Romane Miradoli finished in third place +0.40 seconds behind Shiffrin. It was her second win in a Super-G in St. Moritz. She has won back in 2018.

The US skier finished on the podium in each of the last five women's Super-G races in St. Moritz (two wins, three third places).

Since his victory in St. Moritz Super-G on December 18, 2022, she has participated in seven World Cup speed events finishing outside the podium in all of them (Downhill or Super-G).

Elena Curtoni finished second in the last two World Cup Super-G events in St. Moritz. Last season she won the first Downhill race held in St. Moritz on December 16, 2022.

Curtoni was leading the Super-G World Cup standings before the Finals in Soldeu despite not having won a Super-G race last season, and with only two podium finishes to her name (two 2nd places in St. Moritz and Kvitfjell) but fell to the fourth place in the final standings after her tenth place in the last race.

Marta Bassino is the current Super-G world champion. On February 8, 2023, in Courchevel-Méribel, she won her second World Champion title (she won gold at the Parallel in Cortina 2021). Bassino finished ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin (silver), Cornelia Hütter and Kajsa Vickhoff Lie (shared bronze medal).

Bassino has yet to win a Super-G event at the World Cup. She finished on the podium four times, two second places (Bansko 2020, and St. Anton 2021), and two third places (St. Anton 2023, and Cortina d'Ampezzo 2023).


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