(Reuters) – Italy’s Olympic champion Sofia Goggia received the ladies’s World Cup downhill title by three factors on Wednesday regardless of ending second to Lindsey Vonn on the season-ending showpiece in Are.
Swiss Beat Feuz received the lads’s downhill crystal globe forward of Norway’s Olympic champion Aksel Lund Svindal.
In an exhilarating finish to the battle for the ladies’s downhill crown American Vonn, who claimed her 82nd World Cup win, simply did not dislodge Goggia from the highest of the standings.
Vonn received the race with a time of 55.65 seconds, incomes her 100 factors, whereas Goggia was second in 55.71 seconds to take 80.
Goggia took an early lead however when Vonn bettered her time there was an anxious look ahead to the Italian who might have misplaced the title had different skiers knocked her down the ending order.
Vonn’s workforce mate Alice McKennis virtually obliged however completed third and Goggia held for her first globe. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein completed third within the downhill standings.
Within the males’s race, Austria’s Vincent Kriechmayr and Matthias Mayer received with similar instances of 1:20.21, zero.04 and zero.12 seconds respectively forward of Feuz and Svindal, who completed fourth.
Reporting by Martyn Herman; Enhancing by Ken Ferris