Mckennis Leads U.S. in La Thuile Super-G
In the FIS Ski World Cup’s return to the Aosta Valley for the first time in four years, Alice Mckennis led the Land Rover U.S. Alpine Ski Team in the super-G in La Thuile, Italy, taking 27th.
Nina Ortlieb of Austria—the 23-year-old daughter of Austrian Olympic champion Patrick Ortlieb—collected her first World Cup win. Federica Brignone of Italy excited the home crowd by keeping it close, finishing just .01 seconds behind Nina. Corinne Suter of Switzerland was third, only .07 seconds behind the winner.
Federica’s 11th podium of the season continued her excellent winter and extended her lead for the overall World Cup globe by 153 points ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin, who is still absent from the World Cup tour following her father’s passing. Corinne leads the fight for the super-G globe by 19 points over Federica, with just one super-G race remaining at World Cup Finals.
Behind Alice Mckennis, Breezy Johnson snuck into the points, finishing 30th. Alice Merryweather finished just out of the top 30 in 34th, which unfortunately left her in 26th place overall in the discipline—one place and one point outside of making the World Cup Finals. Jackie Wiles skied out of the course and did not finish.
The women next race an alpine combined at the same venue. Like Saturday, the event will be held in front of limited spectators as a matter of precaution against the coronavirus.
HOW TO WATCH
All times EST
Sunday, March 1
1:00 a.m. - Women’s super-G, La Thuile, ITA - NBCSN**
5:00 a.m. - Women’s alpine combined super-G, La Thuile, ITA - Olympic Channel.com, NBC Sports Gold
8:00 a.m. - Women’s alpine combined slalom, La Thuile, ITA - Olympic Channel, Olympic Channel.com, NBC Sports Gold
*Same-day delay broadcast
Note: All televised events to stream across NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, OlympicChannel.com, and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA app.
Exclusive commercial-free coverage will be available for subscribers of the NBC Sports Gold Pass, available here: https://www.nbcsports.com/gold/snow.