Swiss skiing superstar Lara Gut-Behrami dominated again today in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup super-G in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria. Making her way down the course in an incredible 1:14.95 minutes, Gut-Behrami secured her 40th World Cup victory, securing a stronger position in the overall standings but also re-entering the history books.
This triumph moved her to seventh place on the all-time list for the most World Cup wins, a testament to her remarkable consistency over the years. The victory in Altenmarkt marks Gut-Behrami's 20th victory in the Super-G discipline, a result surpassed only by the legendary American Lindsey Vonn, who boasts 28 Super-G victories.
Gut-Behrami was joined on the podium by two Austrian racers: Cornelia Hütter skied flawlessly to finish second, just 0.25 seconds behind the champion, while Miriam Puchner rounded out the top three, 0.26 seconds behind.
Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States still leader
Despite her absence from this weekend's competition, Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States maintains her lead in the overall World Cup standings with 929 points. Italian skier Federica Brignone holds second place with 787 points, while Gut-Behrami's victory catapults her to third place with 749 points.
The battle for the coveted crystal globe promises to be exciting throughout the season. In the Super-G-specific standings after four of the eleven scheduled races, Hütter currently leads the group with 310 points. Gut-Behrami follows closely behind with 220 points, while Brignone is in third place with 217 points.
The fight for the title in the Super-G discipline is being prepared as a tense showdown between these three female skiers. Gut-Behrami's performance at the Altenmarkt was a masterclass in precision and control as she navigated the demanding course with speed and finesse that took the spectators' breath away.
This race serves as an exciting introduction to the rest of the World Cup season, which will be really unpredictable this year. However, Shiffrin remains first in the overall ranking, which is the most important thing for us.