Foggy goggles: Johnson loses sight of downhill podium
United States' Breezy Johnson speeds down the course during the women's downhill, at the alpine ski World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, Feb.13, 2021. Everything was set up then for Breezy Johnson, who was predicted to turn solid, consistent form into a medal in the women’s downhill at the skiing world championships. Even the one skier who consistently beat Johnson this season, Olympic champion Sofia Goggia, wasn't a factor, because the Italian was out injured. Ninth place, fifth place, first place. “I've got to keep doing my best and I've got to keep doing what I did on the bottom through the whole course,” Johnson said.
The Latest: Suter says silver medal helped win downhill gold
Switzerland's Corinne Suter celebrates on the podium after she won the gold medal in the women's downhill, at the alpine ski World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. ___12:10 p.m.Corinne Suter won the women's downhill at the world championships to give Switzerland its second gold medal. AdGerman skier Kira Weidle finished 0.20 behind for silver and Lara Gut-Behrami was 0.37 back in third. Gut-Behrami won gold and Suter silver in Thursday's super-G.American racer Breezy Johnson came nine-tenths off the lead in ninth. ___9:45 a.m.Italian skier Francesca Marsaglia is set to open the women’s downhill at the world championships at 11 a.m. local time.
Goggia wins 4th straight World Cup downhill to match Vonn
Italy's Sofia Goggia celebrates at the finish area of an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Crans Montana, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)CRANS-MONTANA – CRANS-Olympic champion Sofia Goggia is dominating the World Cup downhill season like no woman since ski great Lindsey Vonn. Goggia won her fourth straight downhill on Saturday to tie a World Cup streak by Vonn in 2018. Vonn's best streak in World Cup downhill was six straight wins in 2009-10, according to the ski-db.com database. Vonn won four straight World Cup downhills from January to March 2018.
Gut-Behrami's veteran skills win tricky World Cup super-G
Switzerland's Lara Gut-Behrami smiles at the end of an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G in St. Anton, Austria, Sunday, Jan.10, 2021. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)ST. ANTON – It took the veteran skills of Lara Gut-Behrami to win a tricky World Cup super-G on Sunday. World Cup super-G champion Corinne Suter was third, trailing her Switzerland teammate by 0.20. Gut-Behrami’s 13th win in World Cup super-G came more than 12 years after her debut victory in a discipline that demands speed and technical ability to improvise. Now 29, the 2016 World Cup overall champion won both of her career season-long discipline titles in super-G.Gut-Behrami rose to fifth in the overall standings, ahead of three-time champion Mikaela Shiffrin.