01/21 06:55 CST Back in form after knee surgery, Gut wins Cortina super-G
Back in form after knee surgery, Gut wins Cortina super-G
By ANDREW DAMPF
AP Sports Writer
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) --- Lara Gut won the final World Cup super-G
before the Olympics on Sunday, signaling a return to form after knee surgery
It was the Swiss skier's first victory since winning the downhill in Cortina
almost a year ago.
In a race on a shortened course that was shaped by strong winds, overcast
conditions and overnight snowfall, Gut clocked 1 minute, 14.78 seconds for a
0.14-second advantage over Johanna Schnarf of Italy.
Nicole Schmidhofer of Austria finished third, 0.27 behind.
Lindsey Vonn, the record holder in Cortina with 12 wins, was slowed by a strong
gust of wind and finished sixth, 0.37 back.
Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin missed a gate midway through her run
and Italian favorite Sofia Goggia hit a gate and also did not finish.