Image Credit: GEPA pictures/ Mario Kneisl

Austrian Nicole Schmidhofer earned her first downhill win in Lake Louise during the first women’s speed event of the season, followed closely by Michelle Gisin of Switzerland, just 0.15 seconds behind. German Kira Weidle, rounded off the podium in 3rd, marking Lake Louise as the first downhill podium of her career.

The Austrian women were hard-charging today, with 7 women total landing in the top 15, 4 of which were in the top 10.

American Mikaela Shiffrin ended the race in 9th, 1.23 seconds out from Schmidhofer. Her teammates, Laurenne Ross and Alice Merryweather finished in 26th and 27th respectively. Merryweather’s top 30 finish marks the young racer’s first World Cup downhill points of her career.

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Top 10

  1. Nicole Schmidhofer (AUT) 1.48.13
  2. Michelle Gisin (SUI) +0.15
  3. Kira Weidle (GER) +0.50
  4. Stephanie Venier (AUT) +0.57
  5. Tina Weirather (LIE) +0.59
  6. Ilka Stuhec (SLO) +0.94
  7. Christine Scheyer (AUT) +0.96
  8. Joana Haehlen (SUI) +1.05
  9. Mikaela Shiffrin (USA) +1.23
  10. Cornelia Huetter (AUT) +1.43

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Article Tags: Alpine, Top Story

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Mackenzie Moran
Staff Writer
- Born and raised in Metro-Detroit, Michigan, Mackenzie grew up ski racing all over the Mitten.​ When s​he moved out west in search of mountains, she attended the University of Oregon, where she achieved degrees in Journalism and Environmental Science. She raced USCSA and was captain of the UO Alpine Ski Team. She currently resides in Salt Lake City and serves as the Women's World Cup Staff Writer for Ski Racing Media.
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