With a strong second place in the super-G at the alpine world cup finals in are, viktoria rebensburg has after all managed a rewarding end to her changeable speed season.
The best german skier was only beaten by italy’s sofia goggia. "I’m really happy that it worked out today with the podium finish," the 28-year-old said after finishing a close fourth in the downhill the day before. Now they relegated US star lindsey vonn to third place.
Tina weirather from liechtenstein secures the small crystal globe in the super-G competition at the 2019 world championship venue. The olympic bronze medalist was only sixth on the day, but benefited from the fall of her rival lara gut from switzerland. "From a sporting point of view, the bullet is the biggest thing you can win and is worth more than an olympic victory," said weirather, who was already successful in this discipline in 2017.
For rebensburg, there is also a bullet at stake in sweden, namely the giant slalom one. In the last race on sunday she wants to make the success perfect as the clear leader of the classement. "I’ve built up quite a good momentum in the last few days, i feel good, and the snow suits me," said the racer from tegernsee on ARD television after her eighth podium finish this season.
Just in the last speed-race there was something to celebrate for rebensburg after a very mixed season. In lake louise, she impressed with second place in the downhill at the beginning of december, before missing out on the podium in the four super-G races that followed and crashing once on the way to a top time. In january, she missed five speed races due to an infection, and at the olympics in south korea, she gave away a possible medal in the super-G because of a slip-up.