It may not have been the podium spot Mikaela Shiffrin has stood on several times in the past at St. Moritz, but the two-time Olympian was on the podium nonetheless Saturday in Switzerland.
Shiffrin took third in the super-G for her sixth podium finish in eight world cup races this season, crossing the line a mere .13 seconds slower than winner Sofia Goggia of Italy. Just barely behind Goggia’s top time of 1 minute, 12:96 seconds was fellow Italian Federica Brignone with a time of 1:12:97 followed by Shiffrin, the overall world cup leader, with a finish of 1:13.09.
Shiffrin is the 2019 super-G world champion and won her first crystal globe in the event last season as well. She finished 10th in the first super-G of the season last weekend in Lake Louise, Alberta, making this her first podium in the event this season.
Winner of three world cup races in St. Moritz, she was hoping to make it two in a row in the super-G on Saturday but fell just short in a race in which 10 skiers were within a second of the winning time.
Shiffrin already is running away with the overall world cup title standings, with a total of 532 points. Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany is the closest with 261 points. Shiffrin is sixth overall in super-G.