Ester Ledecká edged Corinne Suter for her first win in a women’s World Cup super-G on Sunday, nearly three years after winning Olympic gold in the discipline.
The Czech skier finished three-hundredths ahead of Suter, the World Cup super-G champion from Switzerland who won a downhill on the same slope Friday.
Defending overall champion Federica Brignone came 0.35 behind in third, a day after sitting out the downhill following her crash in Friday’s race.
The victory is just Ledecká’s second World Cup win on skis.
With three top-two finishes this weekend, Suter is the big winner, up to the seventh place and 271 points in the overall standings, second in the super-G standings and joint top of the downhill standings.
As this was the first super-G race of the season, following two cancellations in St Moritz, Ledecká leads the super-G standings.
After celebrating her biggest successes in snowboarding, Ledecká stunned the world of Alpine skiing by scooping the Olympic super-G title in PyeongChang in 2018.
However, Ledecká failed to replicate her achievement on the World Cup, getting only two top-10 finishes in 20 super-G starts, although she had three podium results in other disciplines, including a downhill victory in Lake Louise, Alberta, a year ago.
And it didn’t seem likely her fortunes would change in Sunday’s race.
“I was having a bad day from the start of the day. I didn’t get a good warmup and I didn’t feel that the run was good. I felt that I had many mistakes.” Ledecká said. “Anyway, it is a great result. In the end, the run wasn’t as bad as I felt it was.”