Venier wins crash-interrupted downhill World Cup, Goggia 2nd

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Austrian skier Stephanie Venier edged Olympic champion Sofia Goggia to purchase her first World Cup in a shatter-interrupted downhill scurry that was ended early on Sunday.

The scurry was finished with 10 skiers restful waiting to drop the Kandahar course after Italy’s Federica Sosio turned the 16th to shatter.

The 25-365 days-inclined Venier finished 0.25 seconds sooner than Goggia, who was furthermore second in Saturday’s immense-G. The Italian was competing for the first time since she broke a bone in her real ankle whereas coaching in October.

Kira Weidle glad the house fans by finishing third, 0.54 seconds within the attend of, forward of Swiss skier Corinne Suter, who was quickest within the first coaching scurry Thursday, and Slovenia’s Ilka Tuhec.

Venier was third in a downhill at Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy the old weekend.

There was disappointment for Venier’s teammates Ramona Siebenhofer, who had been going for her third consecutive downhill purchase after attend-to-attend victories in Cortina, and Nicole Schmidhofer, going for her third of the season.

Schmidhofer, who won Saturday’s immense-G, finished seventh, 1.03 seconds slower than Venier, and Siebenhofer was eighth, 1.37 off the tempo.

It was worse restful for their teammate Cornelia Huetter, who crashed off the course spectacularly, leading to a lengthy delay, whereas Federica Brignone was but any other amongst six now to not fabricate.

Italian teammate Nicol Delago position the tone when she crashed carrying the No. 1 bib.

Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin skipped the weekend’s races and was planning a return in Maribor, Slovenia subsequent weekend forward of the enviornment championships in Are, Sweden.

Lindsey Vonn furthermore took a destroy to present her sturdy knee injure a likelihood to earn better. Vonn had hinted at instantaneous retirement after failing to fabricate a immense-G in Cortina the old Sunday.

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