Lara Gut-Behrami wins women’s super-G at world championships

Lara Gut-Behrami won the women’s super-G at the world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, on Thursday.

It’s the Swiss skier’s seventh medal from a major event but first gold.

WATCH | Gut-Behrami scores 1st world title:

Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami captured the women’s super-G world championship Thursday crossing the line with a time of 1:25.51. 1:53

Swiss teammate Corinne Suter finished 0.34 seconds behind for silver and defending champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. took bronze after finishing 0.47 off the lead.

Canada’s Marie Michele Gagnon finished 0.78 behind Gut-Behrami to end up in sixth-place.

“Today went well, overall, I’m happy with the solid result. I was pushing to get on to the podium, but I lost a bit of time in the middle,” Gagnon said after her race.

Thursday’s effort ties Gagnon’s best world championship result when she finished sixth in the 2017 alpine combined in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Gagnon now turns her attention to the weekend where she’ll compete in the downhill and the delayed alpine combined on Monday.

“I’m feeling solid on my skis so I’m excited for the downhill. You can build up the confidence with the training runs,” Gagnon said. “We have a window of good weather right now so it will be a busy couple of days.”

WATCH | Canadian Gagnon finishes 6th:

Lac-Etchemin, Quebec’s Marie-Michèle Gagnon finished in 6th Thursday at the super-G world championships taking place in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. 1:57

Shiffrin missed a chance to win gold when she had the fastest split times but got twisted in the lower part of the course. It was the American’s first speed race in 382 days.

The opening race of the worlds took place in sunny but windy conditions after bad weather postponed all events over the last three days.

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