Federica Brignone wins World Cup super-G; Shiffrin sits out

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ST. ANTON, Austria (AP) — Federica Brignone won a World Cup super-G on Saturday for the 2020 overall champion’s first victory this season in a race that Mikaela Shiffrin skipped.

Brignone mastered a course shortened because of heavy overnight snowfall to finish 0.54 ahead of Joana Hählen, the 30-year-old Swiss who tied her career-best result.

Olympic champion Lara Gut-Behrami was third, trailing 0.66 behind Brignone.

Sofia Goggia, the downhill standings leader, crashed out though skied down to the finish. Olympic bronze medalist Michelle Gisin also failed to finish her run.

Shiffrin rested from racing this weekend after an intense two weeks of World Cup races that included a women’s record-tying 82nd career win. The American star also has a dominating lead in the overall standings chasing a fifth overall title.

Brignone’s 21st career World Cup win lifted her to fourth in the super-G discipline standings after just three races, including one won by Shiffrin last month at St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Another super-G is scheduled Sunday on the Karl Schranz course at St. Anton.

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