Sofia Goggia climbs to the top step of the podium again, for the twenty-fourth time. And she does it in her own way, for the first time in her career, in the Altenmarkt downhill 24 hours after the Super-G which ended with a slip. Italian women’s skiing thus experiences another historic day, with two athletes on the downhill podium. Sofia Goggia achieves victory number 24 of her career (the eighteenth in the downhill) and joins Federica Brignone and Gustav Thoeni in the all-time ranking of the most successful Italians. The champion from Bergamo is very precise in the key passages of the Austrian track, composed on the jumps, and she always manages to maintain a very high speed, unattainable for her opponents. Her final time is 1’46, 10 hundredths ahead of Austrian Stephanie Venier and 34 hundredths better than the pair of Mirjam Puchner and Nicol Delago, in third place. For Delago it is the fourth podium of her career, but above all the certification of the newfound competitiveness for the sprinter from Gardena.
“I wasn’t perfect – said Goggia – but despite some mistakes at the top today I finally managed to win. I wasn’t precise in two passages but, in the woods part, I always kept my foot down. I had never achieved results on this track. After yesterday’s crash I wasn’t feeling very well emotionally and today I had a bit of a ‘dirty’ race. I haven’t brought out all my cavalry yet, I’m struggling a bit but I’m really happy for this success”