Cornelia Huetter Gives Austria's Women Team First Win of the Season
Updated: Mar 5
Cornelia Huetter gave Austria the first victory of the season. The 30-year-old skier won the Super-G today just 0.01 seconds ahead of Elena Curtoni. Lara Gut-Behrami was third (+0.12). Never before in the entire history of the Alpine Ski World Cup has an Austrian skier not climbed to the top of the podium at least once and with just nine races remaining in the 2023 season when the women arrived in Norway, the pressure for the skiers of the Austrian team was maximum. Katharina Liensberger won the last race for Austria on March 12, 2022 in the Are Slalom.
This season, the six women's World Cup Super-G events have been won by six different women.
"It was a great fight, how close it was is unbelievable. Today I skied really well. I'm glad the hundredths were on my side. It was brutally stressful at the start, there was a lot of radio communication. I'm glad that I trusted what I thought of when I inspected the course" Huetter said.
After today's race Elena Curtoni leads the discipline standings with 310 points. Lara Gut-Behrami is second only eight points behind her. Ragnhild Mowinckel is third 20 points behind the Italian. Cornelia Huetter, in fourth place, is 21 points behind. Federica Brignone closes the group of skiers fighting for the Crystal Globe in Super-G with 278 points.