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Mikaela Shiffrin Earns Her First Super-G Podium Of The Season In St. Moritz

By Karen Price | Dec. 14, 2019, 12:32 p.m. (ET)

Mikaela Shiffrin reacts at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's super-G on Dec. 14, 2019 in St. Moritz Switzerland.


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.

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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.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic and Paralympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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