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Lara Gut-Behrami Wins Super-G in Zauchensee

Laura Gut-Behrami. Zauchensee, Super-G 2023.
Laura Gut-Behrami. Zauchensee, Super-G 2023. Picture: GEPA Pictures / HEAD Ski

Lara Gut-Behrami Wins Sunday's Super-G in Zauchensee, her third win of the season. She finished ahead of Cornelia Hütter (+0.25) and Mirjam Puchner (+0.26). It's her second win in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee. Until today, the eight women's Super- G World Cup races held in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee were won by eight different women.

The 32-year-old Swiss celebrated her 40th win in the Alpine Ski World Cup, the 20th in a Super-G. Gut-Behrami is the seventh woman to record at least 40 wins, and the second representing Switzerland, after Vreni Schneider (55). She has now caught up with the legendary Pirmin Zurbriggen.

It's her 81st podium in the World Cup, the third one in the Super-G this season.

Lindsey Vonn (28) is the only female skier to have celebrated as many Super-G World Cup victories as Gut-Behrami (20).

"I'm very proud. Not of the record. I'm proud that I skied exactly the way I wanted. I was able to press the accelerator pedal from top to bottom, that’s the best feeling. I really enjoyed skiing like that. I have a lot of confidence in GS skis and I've been racing well, and now I was trying to translate that onto the speed skis and I think these days here on such a nice slope have helped me a lot. I felt nice on the skis and this made me fast", Gut-Behrami said.

"Zauchensee is one of the few places where I have a lot of fun and always think about my memories", she added.

In 2007, as a 15-year-old skier, she won the silver medal in the Downhill at her first Junior World Championships. In 2011 she achieved her first World Cup victory in the Super-G, and in 2022 she won in the Downhill.

After Zauchensee Gut-Behrami moved up to 3rd place in the Overall World Cup standings. The gap to the leader Mikaela Shiffrin, who skipped the trip to Zauchensee, decreased from 380 to 180 points.

Cornelia Hütter, the leader of the Super-G standings, achieved today her fourth podium of the season, the third one in the Super-G. She finished 25 times on the podium in the Alpine Ski World Cup.

Hütter consolidated his leadership in the Super-G World Cup standings with 310 points.

"Yesterday it was a hard race because I had not the best feeling in my mind. Today I tried letting the skis go again. Maybe I attacked too much, I forgot a little about my technique and made a few mistakes. I didn't quite find the right combination, but it was still really good. If you do your best and someone else is faster, then that’s okay", Hütter said.

Mirjam Puchner repeated yesterday's position in the podium, this time in the Super-G. It's her 7th podium in the Alpine Ski World Cup. It's the second consecutive double Austrian podium after Puchner and Stephanie Venier were at the Top-3 in Saturday's Downhill.

"Time says something different than my feeling. It was more of a fight from the Top. I was all the more surprised when I saw I ended up in third place. It was so beautiful. My third position comes as a surprise. I have always had trouble with this slope so it's very nice to have two podiums here and is really nice for the Team", Puchner said.


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