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Sofia Goggia Wins Downhill in Zauchensee

Sofia Goggia
Sofia Goggia. Picture: Erich Spiess / Red Bull Content Pool

Sofia Goggia wins her first Downhill of the season today in Zauchensee. She finished ahead of Stephanie Venier (+0.10). Mirjam Puchner and Nicol Delago finished in a shared third position +0.34 seconds behind Goggia.

Since the start of last season, the 30-year-old Italian speed Queen finished on the podium in ten of the 12 women's World Cup Downhill events (six victories and four-second places).

With 18 wins in the Downhill, Sofia Goggia is the active skier with the most victories in the Downhill in the Alpine Ski World Cup. In Women's World Cup Downhill events, only Lindsey Vonn (43), Annemarie Moser-Pröll (36), and Renate Götschl (24) have celebrated as many victories as Goggia.

I felt bad on the skis yesterday, it was completely different to today. I think I had a solid race, clean skiing mostly coming down the course. I knew I could set the difference in the last section. You have to keep balance, yesterday was just a bad day. You have to put that aside and look forward", Goggia said.

For Stephanie Venier it was the first Downhill podium since February 2020 in Crans Montana; in March last season, she was also on the podium in the Super-G in Kvitfjell.

"I've been having a really hard time lately, but this year I've gotten things going again. I didn't plan much when I started today. I only wanted to ski well, and I succeeded. It's something special to share this with my teammate Mirjam and with yesterday's win of Conny, home races are really fun and I love it", Venier said.

Mirjam Puchner took third place with Goggia's Italian teammate Nicol Delago.

"I tried to keep the ski steady, it worked quite well. You have to put pressure on the goal here, the snow is cool. I grew up about 30 minutes from here so it's very special first of all to race here and finish with a podium is very nice", Pujner said.

Nicol Delago achieved today her fourth career World Cup podium and the second one in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee.

"I really like the slope and this place and I'm super happy. I think that tomorrow's Super-G is going to be different from the one we did yesterday. I'm super happy for today, really sad for yesterday, tomorrow is another chance", Delago said.


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