Goggia Beats Vonn To Women's Downhill Skiing World Cup Title
Muhammad Rameez 4 days ago Wed 14th March 2018 | 11:29 PM
Italy's Sofia Goggia lost the race but won the World Cup women's downhill title on Wednesday as she finished second to Lindsey Vonn in the finals in Are, Sweden.
Are, Sweden, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Mar, 2018 ):Italy's Sofia Goggia lost the race but won the World Cup women's downhill title on Wednesday as she finished second to Lindsey Vonn in the finals in Are, Sweden.
Switzerland's Beat Feuz took the men's downhill title when he finished third in his race. Goggia, who won the downhill gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics in February, needed to finish second to ensure she added a first World Cup globe.
Goggia skied ninth and posted the fastest time to that point, finishing in 55.71sec and eliminating Weirather who had already completed her run. Vonn started 13th of the 26 entrants and eclipsed Goggia by 0.06sec.
If Goggia remained in second, Vonn would gain only 20 points in the standings and the Italian would take the title by just three points. Vonn's compatriot Alice McKennis, the 23rd skier to race, came closest to overtaking Goggia, but the American, whose only previous World Cup podium came in 2013, finished 0.22 behind the Italian to take third.