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  • Writer's pictureRaúl Revuelta

Women's Alpine Ski World Cup Super-G Races in Lake Louise Preview

Lindsey Vonn is the absolute Queen of Lake Louise. She was eight times on the podium in the Super-G in Lake Louise. She won the event in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015. She also finished in second place three times (2006, 2009, and 2014) and once in third place (2004).

Federica Brignone won the crystal globe in the women's Super-G last season. It marked Italy's first crystal globe win in the women's Super-G. Brignone (542) finished 126 points ahead of teammate Elena Curtoni (416). Mikaela Shiffrin finished in the third position (409).

Brignone previously won the Overall and Giant Slalom crystal globes in the 2019-2020 season and twice topped the World Cup standings in the Alpine combined (2018-2019, and 2019-2020).

In the past 10 seasons, only one woman won the Super-G crystal globe in back-to-back seasons: Tina Weirather in 2016-2017, and 2017-2018.

The victory was also a step forward for the women’s Italian ski team as Brignone became the first female Italian to win the Super-G globe. Last season Italy recorded a total of 11 wins in all events in the women's World Cup overcoming the record set by the team in 1996-1997.

Italy has claimed six victories in the women's Super-G in the 2021-2022 World Cup season. Only Austria (6 in 2004-2005) ever recorded as many wins in a single season in the women's Super-G.

Federica Brignone has won three Super-G races last World Cup season (Garmisch-Partenkirchen -ex aequos with Cornelia Hütter-, Zauchensee, and St. Moritz).

She never finished on the podium in a Super-G event in Lake Louise.

Sofia Goggia won two World Cup Super-G events last season, including the opening Super-G event in Lake Louise on 5 December 2021.

Last season Sofia Goggia crowned her race weekend in Lake Louise with a third victory in a row. After the two Downhill victories, she also won Super-G. Lara Gut-Behrami finished in second place, and Mirjam Puchner was third.

The last woman to win three races in a row was Lindsey Vonn. Goggia joined Lindsey Vonn (2011, 2012, and 2015) and Germany's Katja Seizinger (1997) in completing a skiing hat trick in Lake Louise.

Besides Goggia, two other Italian women have won the Lake Louise Super-G in the World Cup: Karen Putzer in 2002, and Nadia Fanchini in 2008.

Lara Gut-Behrami is level with Renate Götschl (both 17) in second place on the women's list for most World Cup Super-G wins, behind Lindsey Vonn (28).

Of Gut-Behrami's 17 super-G wins in the World Cup, three were achieved in Lake Louise (2013, 2014, 2016). Only Vonn (4) won the Lake Louise Super-G more often in the women's World Cup.

Elena Curtoni was on the podium in the Super-G five times including one victory last season in Cortina d'Ampezzo on 23 January 2022. She achieved another three podiums and one win on the Downhill (first in Bansko in 2020).


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