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Switzerland’s Suter wins super-G at Lake Louise, Canada’s Gagnon 8th

Switzerland’s Corinne Suter was victorious on the final day of world cup racing at Lake Louise, while Canada’s Marie-Michèle Gagnon found her first top 10 result of the season.

LAKE LOUISE – Switzerland’s Corinne Suter was victorious on the final day of world cup racing at Lake Louise, while Canada’s Marie-Michèle Gagnon found her rhythm for her first top 10 result of the season.

On a chilly Sunday (Dec. 4), the Swiss skier won the super-G after finishing with silver and bronze medals in the downhill races.

“I was dreaming of Lake Louise because I like to be here so much, but I never was the first one, so I’m super happy with my run today,” said Suter, the 2022 Olympic gold medallist in downhill. “It was a good run. Two or three mistakes, but I think when you’re fast, it happens.”

Suter crossed the finish at 1:20.75, while Austria’s Cornelia Huetter was second (1:20.77) and Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel was third (1:20.91).

Italy’s Sofia Goggia, who won both downhill races at Lake Louise and was hunting for the golden sweep, finished fifth on Sunday at a time of 1:21.11. She didn’t find her groove on the course until it was too late in the super-G, but she is otherwise pleased with her weekend.

“I am super grateful. Two wins and fifth place, still top five, so I’m happy with that and let’s bring it home,” said Goggia.

Canada’s Gagnon finished eighth place in the super-G, which was her best result after finishing 24th and 25th in the downhill races.

The three-time Olympian said it felt good to find herself again.

“It really feels like a small victory today,” said Gagnon, “because to be able to have a pretty tough weekend, the first few days on the ice, and just my confidence kind of took a hit.

"Just being in the state that I was, if I had come into today with some confidence, I think then I’m dangerous for a podium, but this is really nice.”

Meanwhile, Canadians Valerie Grenier finished 31st, Candace Crawford was 35th, and Stefanie Fleckenstein did not finish.


Jordan Small

About the Author: Jordan Small

Jordan Small joined the Outlook in 2014 and covers the vast world of sports in the Bow Valley. A Barrie, Ont. native, he also wrote for RMO's Mountain Guide section and the MD of Bighorn beat.
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