For the second time in two days, Lindsey Vonn finished second to Italy’s Sofia Goggia on a course that will host Olympic competition less than a year from now.
A three-time Olympian and double medalist at the Vancouver 2010 Games, Vonn recorded her first super-G podium of the season Sunday at the world cup Olympic test event on Jeongseon, South Korea, but missed her 28th career super-G victory by a mere 0.04 seconds. Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec finished third, 0.51 off Goggia’s 1:20.35 winning run, creating a podium that was a carbon copy of Saturday’s downhill.
After nine career podiums but no victories, the Italian has racked up back-to-back wins and matched Team USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin with 11 podiums this season. The combined difference between Vonn and Goggia in the two Olympic test events was a mere 0.11 seconds after Sunday’s 0.04 margin and Saturday’s 0.07 gap.
Laurenne Ross followed her fourth-place finish in Saturday’s downhill, her best showing of the season, by taking sixth with a 1:21.60, 1.25 off the leader.
After missing the first two months of the season while recuperating from knee and arm injuries, Vonn secured a spot among the top 25 in the super-G world cup standings with Saturday’s showing, assuring her an invitation to the season final March 16 in Aspen, Colorado.