Mikaela Shiffrin Wins St. Moritz Super-G
Mikaela Shiffrin won today 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 is the third win of the season after her slalom double in November in Levi.
With today's win the 27-year-old is closing one step further the gap with Lindsey Vonn. Shiffrin has won now 77 World Cup events. She is five wins short to tie with Lindsey Vonn (82) as record holder among women. The only man to have won more World Cup events is Ingemar Stenmark (86).
Of Shiffrin's ten podiums in the Super-G, five were achieved in St. Moritz. She won at this venue on 8 December 2018 and finished third in each of the last three women's World Cup Super-G events in St. Moritz.
It is her first win in a Super-G since January 2020 in Bansko.
"I was good, I pushed as hard as I could. I was trying to trime the line. I took extra time for this. That was the best run I could possibly have. I don't know if it felt perfect, but what I've learned over the years in super-G is that you can't really do it perfect. You have to push so hard that maybe there's going to be one mistake or one spot where you almost don't make it, and that's how my run was. I love St Moritz. When the sun is shining, you see everything and the conditions are almost always perfect", Shiffrin said.
Elena Curtoni was on the podium in the Super-G six times including one victory last season in Cortina d'Ampezzo on 23 January 2022.
"I knew I needed a lot of tactics and technique but I also needed to push. I think I've tried in the best way even though the lines were not perfect on the steep and the last jump was sketchy", said Curtoni.
For Romane Miradoli is the second podium in the World Cup. She finished in second place on the Super-G in Lenzerheide last season.
"It was so difficult after the last two days. I just turned the page, I tried to forget it and start again and enjoy my skiing today", Miradoli said.