(Altenmarkt-Zauchensee) Sofia Goggia won a World Cup downhill again on Saturday, reaching fourth all-time for victories in the speed discipline.
Olympic champion in 2018, Goggia scored her first downhill victory this season by 0.10 seconds ahead of Austrian Stephanie Venier.
Goggia has 18 World Cup downhill victories.
Italian Nicol Delago and Austrian Mirjam Puchner shared third position, 0.34 behind Goggia.
Only Lindsey Vonn, Annemarie Moser-Pröll and Renate Götschl have triumphed more often in women’s downhill in the 67-year history of the World Cup. Vonn leads with 43 wins.
Goggia finished second in the season-opening downhill last month in St. Moritz — the winner was Mikaela Shiffin, who skipped this weekend’s races in Austria.
Shiffrin is expected to compete in a slalom in Flachau on Tuesday evening.
Goggia won a day after failing to complete a super-G, during which she appeared uncomfortable.
“It was really emotional for me after yesterday and not just because it was a bad race, but for a lot of reasons that I can’t get into right now,” Goggia said. I was really emotional [Friday]. »
The 31-year-old Italian increased her lead in the Downhill World Cup standings, where she is aiming for a fifth title and fourth in a row.
Goggia is fifth in the overall World Cup standings, which Shiffrin now leads by 164 points ahead of 2020 champion Federica Brignone, who placed 14th on Saturday.
Brignone will try to close the gap during a super-G on Sunday.