Thrilling since 1983: Ladies Super G
Ladies Super G
The Story. The Super G is the youngest Alpine Discipline. The Ladies carried out their first World Cup Race on 9th January 1983 in Verbier (won by Irene Epple (Germany) The First Ladies World Champion was Maria Walliser from Switzerland 1987 in Crans-Montana, Sigrid Wolf (Austria) was set to be the first Olympic Champion. The Super G lies between Giant Slalom and Downhill by the difference between the number of gates and the speed. What makes this discipline so difficult is: As opposed to Downhill, there are no practise runs, the racers are only allowed to inspect the course before the race. The first Start numbers are generally feared to have the advantage by the experienced athletes.
The Specifications. The course will be set on tuesday morning by the italian coach.
The Ski. It must be at least 200cm long, the width under the binding must be at least 6.5cm, in front of the binding a minimum of 9.5cm. The minimum radius is 40m.
The Mode. There will be one run. The starting order comes from the current World Championship-Start-List. The first ten can receive any odd number between 1 and 19, the racers with the numbers between 11 to 20 will get an even number between 2 and 20. The athletes between 21 and 30 will receive a number between 21 and 30.
The defending title holder. Anna Veith (Austria) 2015 Winner (now known as Anna Fenninger) with 3 hundredths of a second in front of Tina Maze (Slovakia), Lindsey Vonn (USA) was third. Lara Gut was, as seventh, the best Swiss women's racer.
The Favourite. Lara Gut won the Super G the first three Seasons respectively before Tina Weirather (Lie). Gut came in second behind Weirather at the World Championship Finals 2016 in St. Moritz, the course and discipline seem to suit them. Anna Veith und Lindsey Vonn are getting better and better after their long break - and watch out for the strong, wild Italian team: 3 from 12 Podium places so far for Sophia Goggia & Co. The rehearsal at The World Championship Final 2016 was won by Weirather in front of Gut.