Lake Louise super-G, Sofia Goggia sees glass half full

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In Canada won by Switzerland’s Corinne Suter, who was two hundredths ahead of Austria’s Cornelia Huetter

The news is that Sofia Goggia is also human. After a resounding double in the downhill on Saturday, the champion from Bergamo ‘failed’ the trio on the sweetest snows of Banff National Park in Lake Louise for her. In the Super-G race that saw Corinne Suter triumph ahead of Cornelia Hutter and Ragnhild Mowinckel, Goggia finished fifth. Also noteworthy for the Italian colors were the fine sixth place of Lombardy’s Elena Curtoni and the ninth place of Trentino’s Laura Pirovano, making her return this season from injury. Slightly further back Marta Bassino, 15th, while Federica Brignone, a bit discombobulated in her action, finished 26th.

“For the skiing I put in, the result is good,” the champion explained in the interview reported by FISI. I skied really bad in the first part, where I suffered because I had low speed and little turns, and there I got a little lost around. I have to say that when the speeds are high and there is to let go of the skis I am okay, however, I could not interpret the first part well. It was since Cortina that I hadn’t done a Supergiant, so a placement like that can be there,” concluded the athlete from Bergamo.

Sofia Goggia, class of 1992, was born in Bergamo and has a personal trophy cabinet capable of making anyone envious. In fact, she was a gold medalist in the downhill in the 2018 edition of the Olympics staged in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but she can also boast three downhill World Cups and two medals won at the World Championships: a bronze in the giant slalom in Sankt Moritz in 2017 and a silver, in the super-giant, in Are, Sweden, two years later. Her best finish in the overall World Cup standings is the third place she recorded in 2017.

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