Basking in her final Olympics, Lindsey Vonn discusses her legacy and the following technology of female alpine skiers.
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ARE, Sweden – Sofia Goggia and Lindsey Vonn each experienced some thing to rejoice when their year-extended rivalry in downhill concluded Wednesday.
Goggia followed up her Olympic downhill gold by professing the year-extended Environment Cup title in the willpower, whilst Vonn narrowly conquer Goggia to get the race at Environment Cup finals and document occupation victory No. 82.
Goggia ended up a few points in advance of Vonn in the standings.
“It was genuinely a (challenging) race but she received the race and I received this,” Goggia explained as she hugged the crystal world trophy. “It’s always an honor to race her.
“After the gold in Korea I realized that I could also get this cup but it wasn’t uncomplicated,” the Italian added. “I was a bit uncertain soon after missing a gate in instruction but I skied effectively nowadays.”
The only other Italian female to get the downhill title was Isolde Kostner in 2001 and 2002.
On the men’s aspect, Beat Feuz finished in advance of Olympic winner Aksel Lund Svindal to acquire his first occupation willpower title.
Austrian teammates Vincent Kriechmayr and Matthias Mayer tied for the get, ending .04 seconds in advance of Feuz and .12 in advance of Svindal, providing the the moment-dominant team its first downhill victory of the year.
In a shortened race that was far more like a sprint than a total downhill, Vonn clocked 55.65 seconds to complete .06 in advance of Goggia.
It was Vonn’s fourth straight Environment Cup downhill victory, soon after settling for bronze at the Pyeongchang Olympics at the rear of Goggia and Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway.
The American is now within just 4 wins of Ingemar Stenmark’s Environment Cup document of 86.
Soon after crossing the line first and pushing Goggia down to 2nd, Vonn needed a different racer to complete in advance of Goggia to get the title but the enable hardly ever arrived. American skier Alice Mckennis arrived closest but finished 3rd, .28 at the rear of.
“I’ve hardly ever endured so a lot waiting for the conclusion of a race,” Goggia explained. “But in the conclusion it turned out effectively.”
It was Mckennis’ 2nd occupation podium outcome, far more than five several years soon after she received a downhill in St. Anton, Austria.
Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein, the only other female with a possibility of professing the title, finished seventh in the race and 3rd in the standings, 115 points at the rear of Goggia.
The start out of the race was delayed by snow, wind and fog.
In the men’s standings, Feuz ended up 70 points in advance of Svindal, many thanks in massive element to his victories in Lake Louise, Alberta Wengen, Switzerland and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
He became the first Swiss racer to assert the honor considering that Didier Cuche received the very last of his 4 crystal globes in 2011.
It was a measure of revenge for Feuz, who took bronze at the rear of Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud in the Olympic downhill.
Tremendous-G races are scheduled for Thursday in Are, which will host following season’s environment championships.