Olympic champion Goggia wins Lake Louise downhill

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Dec 3, 2021; Lake Louise, Alberta, CAN; Sofia Goggia of Italy competes during women's downhill contention astatine the Lake Louise Audi FIS alpine skiing World Cup astatine Lake Louise. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

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LAKE LOUISE, Alberta, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Italy's Olympic champion Sofia Goggia won the women's World Cup downhill successful Lake Louise connected Friday up of American Breezy Johnson and Austria's Mirjam Puchner.

Goggia, who past play won the downhill crystal globe for a 2nd time, posted a clip of 1 infinitesimal 46.95 seconds astatine the Canadian skis edifice westbound of Calgary to unafraid her ninth World Cup downhill win.

The 29-year-old, who had her past play chopped abbreviated owed to a genu wounded suffered successful January, is the archetypal Italian pistillate since Elena Fanchini successful 2005 to triumph a World Cup downhill astatine Lake Louise.

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Johnson, who had third-place finishes successful each of the opening 4 downhill races of the 2020-21 World Cup season, was 1.47 seconds down Goggia portion Austria's Puchner finished 1.54 seconds adrift successful third.

Mikaela Shiffrin, who remains the astir caller American pistillate to triumph the Lake Louise downhill aft her 2017 triumph, finished successful 26th place, a distant 3.60 seconds disconnected the pace.

The women are scheduled to instrumentality connected Saturday for different downhill followed by a super-G contention connected Sunday provided the upwind conditions are suitable.

Heavy snowfalls past week astatine Lake Louise wiped retired 2 of the 3 men's World Cup races.

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Reporting by Steve Keating; Writing by Frank Pingue successful Toronto; Editing by Ken Ferris

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