Corinne Suter Wins First Super-G of the Season in Lake Louise
Updated: Apr 16
Corinne Suter won the first Super-G of the season ahead of Cornelia Huetter +0.02 and Ragnhild Mowinckel +0.16. The Swiss Downhill Olympic Champion didn't make any mistakes and with a flawless performance, especially in the second half of the course, set the best time. It's her second World Cup victory in the Super-G. It's her 22nd podium and 5th victory in the World Cup. She finished on the Top-3 in all three races in Lake Lousie. After a second and third place finish in the two Downhill races this weekend, Suter finally topped the podium in today’s super-G.
"You have to go and find your limit. I think this season will be a very, very tight season. There are so many girls who are skiing fast and can win. You have to push in each race. Today I just try to ski my best. I knew it was a very good course that I liked after inspection. I was thinking it was faster and I just tried to do my best. It was a tight race again but today I was the lucky one”, said Suter.
Cornelia Huetter was beaten by Corinne Suter in the Super-G by just 0.02 seconds. On Friday in the Downhill, she missed win by 0.06 seconds and finished in third place. Yesterday Huetter had to cancel her start in the Downhill due to physical problems.
“After my concussion in Crans-Montana, I had a few days with my eyes and my brain. I don’t know how to describe it, it was like they are not connected. The feeling of my eyes is slow to my brain. Today I felt much better. Yesterday I had the afternoon and day off. I had a few hours of quiet and not hurried like it is here when we are skiing. I think it was a good decision (to skip the second Downhill race)”, said Huetter.
Today's podium is her 19th in the World Cup. The 30-year-old Austrian was on the podium in Lake Louise seven times, five in the Downhill, including one win in 2017, and two in the Super-G.
Ragnhild Mowinckedl rounded up the podium in third place. It's her fifth podium in the Super-G and her tenth podium in the World Cup.
“It is always fun to end the season how I did last year, that was insane and so cool. It is really hard to keep it up and continue where you left off. The training has been good but the race is always different, so it is nice to get one in the books and to see that my skiing is still there. I am super happy. I am really happy with my skiing. I tried to push it. Coming out of the downhills, I never figured them out and I always think they’re hard. In Super-G I have a good feeling and I felt like I did a good job today”, said Mowinckel.