The last ski race for women was on Sunday. The women’s giant slalom took place at the World Cup final in Soldeu (Andorra). The thing was clear: Lara Gut-Behrami wanted to win again at the end of the season. But she couldn’t. She finished fourth in Mikaela Shiffrin’s win. Thea Stjernesund raced to second place, followed by Valerie Grenier.
The Swiss ski star, who won the small crystal ball in the Super-G this season, was unlucky in the first run. During her run, Gut-Behrami got stuck on a gate and then lost her stick. As a result, she missed a good time and placed 6th.
Michelle Gisin sings and turns 21.
In the second run she was able to improve, but it was no longer enough for the podium. After all: After the failures of Petra Vlhova and Federica Brignone, Gut-Behrami secured second place in the overall World Cup behind Mikaela Shiffrin. In the giant slalom classification, she also occupies this classification behind the American. Speaking of Shiffrin: The superstar now has 88 World Cup victories. What a sensational achievement.
Meanwhile, Wendy Holdener was 14th, Andrea Ellenberger 17th, and Michelle Gisin was ranked 21st. The latter surprised with a short singing performance before starting the second race. She stood in the starting booth, listened to music through headphones and sang along.
That’s what Lara Gut-Behrami says
Holdener said after the race to the SRF: “My giant slalom season was mixed. I need a reset now for the first time.” Gut-Behrami said: “I really wanted to stop with a good performance. It is also important that I was able to secure second place in the giant slalom classification. »
The giant slalom has always been close to her heart. “It was definitely my best season in this discipline,” said Gut-Behrami, who continued: “The trust was always there.”