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Alpine skiing news - Mikaela Shriffin scoops first Super G World Cup gold

Shriffin scoops first Super G World Cup gold
By Sportsbeat

02/12/2018 at 20:24Updated 02/12/2018 at 20:51

Mikaela Shriffin made light work of claiming the first Super G World Cup title of her career by racing to gold in Lake Louise.

The three-time world champion, who has already topped the slalom podium twice this season in Killington and Levi, held off the pack by setting an unbeatable time of 1:19.41 to scoop the crown.

The result ensured that the two-time Olympic champion became the seventh woman in history to win FIS Alpine World Cup races in slalom, giant slalom, Super G and downhill events.

Video - See how Shiffrin claimed first career Super G win at Lake Louise

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The 23-year-old American beat Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel by 0.77 seconds and prevented the PyeongChang double silver medallist from earning her second-ever World Cup victory.

Viktoria Rebensburg ended up 0.83 seconds behind Shriffin as the German edged out Austrian Ramona Siebenhofer to bronze by just 0.01 seconds for her first podium finish of the season.

Video - Tessa Worley suffers big crash in Lake Louise Super G

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Reigning Olympic Super G champion Ester Ledecka could only finish down in 27th place as her search for a first World Cup medal in the event continues.

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