American alpine skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin dominated Saturday's downhill from St. Moritz, securing his 91st World Cup victory and consolidating his lead in the overall standings. Although it was not her favorite event, Shiffrin showed impressive speed and accuracy, covering the course in a time of 1:28.84 minutes.
Shiffrin's victory was a close affair, with Italian superstar Sofia Goggia breathing down her neck throughout the race. Goggia, after winning the super-G on Friday, finished just 0.15 seconds behind Shiffrin in second. The podium was rounded off by another Italian, Federica Brignone, who crossed the line 0.17 seconds slower than the American champion.
Shiffrin is finally very good in the downhill
With this win, Shiffrin extends her own record for most World Cup wins, further cementing her status as one of the greatest female skiers of all time. Moreover, it is only her fourth downhill triumph, demonstrating her growing prowess in a discipline previously considered outside her comfort zone.
Victory in the downhill from St. Moritza significantly strengthened Shiffrin's position at the top of the overall World Cup standings. She now has a commanding lead of 195 points over Brignone and 215 points over Swiss skier Lara Gut Behrami.
This dominant performance sets the stage for an exciting season ahead, with Shiffrin firmly in the driver's seat for the coveted overall title. However, the fight for first place is far from over. With exciting races still on the calendar, including tomorrow's giant slalom in St.
Moritz, the competition will undoubtedly remain fierce. One thing's for sure: Mikaela Shiffrin is skiing at the peak of her powers, and her goal is to add to her already impressive trophy collection.
Sofia Goggia won yesterday's super giant slalom
Italian skier Sofia Goggia celebrated yesterday in the World Cup super-giant slalom in St.
Moritz. Goggia won the first giant slalom of the season with a time of 1:16.63 minutes. Second place went to Cornelia Hutter from Switzerland, who was 0.95 seconds behind the winner, while her compatriot Lara Gut-Behrami was third, 1.02 seconds behind the Italian.