Goggia And Vlhova Take Top Spots In Women's World Cup At St. Mortiz

It was two full days of World Cup racing action at St. Moritz, Switzerland where the Women of the tour took to the course for technical and speed competitions this past weekend. The podiums were filled with some of the top names in Women's ski racing, with the top two spots going to ladies from Italy and Slovakia.

Italian Star Sofia Goggia Takes A Win In Super G

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The Super G competition from this past weekend in Switzerland not only saw three of the current tour's top names on the podium but saw another one/two punch from the Italian ski team.

Coming in first, Italian racer Sofia Goggia was able to claim her first victory of the current season, though she has seen the podium in the past. For this race, her victory was incredibly tight, finishing just .01 of a second ahead of teammate Federica Brignone. This makes for the yet another Italian one/two just two weeks after Brignone and teammate Marta Bassino took the top two podium positions in Giant Slalom at Killington, U.S.A.

Rounding out the podium for Super G was American racer and current overall points leader Mikaela Shiffrin. Although the young superstar would only land in third, this would also mark her sixth podium finish in eight World Cup races. With that finish she nows leads the overall standings by 251 points ahead of second place, which is currently held by Federica Brignone.

Petra Vlhova Wins Her First Parallel Slalom World Cup

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It's not an uncommon thing to see Slovak star Petra Vlhova at the top of the podium in a Slalom event. During the past season, it was either Vlhova or Shiffrin in first, as no other woman could touch them when it came to racing Slalom. However, this past weekend, Vlhova did achieve a personal first having pulled her first victory in Parallel Slalom.

It was a very close victory for Vlhova, having finished just .02 of a second ahead of Swedish skier Anna Swenn Larsson. This would mark Vlhova's 10th career World Cup victory and makes her the first Slovak racer to win a Parallel Slalom World Cup race. This also seats her in the number four spot in the overall standings.

Rounding out the podium for this event was Austrian youngster Franziska Gritsch. This third-place finish is the first career podium for the young lady.

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