Skier Goggia wins with broken fingers and duct tape

Street. MURITZ, Switzerland — Italian skier Sofia Goggia gave the thumbs up with her right hand after dominating her fourth Women’s World Cup of the season on Saturday.

She could barely move her left hand.

A day after breaking two fingers when she hit a gate at the same course as Corviglia, Joggia won Saturday’s race in impressive style, ahead of runner-up Elka Stohic of Slovenia by 0.43 seconds.

After Friday’s accident, the two-time Olympic downhill medalist went to Milan for surgery. The Italian ski team said a metal rod and screws were placed inside her hand to stabilize it and her hand was wrapped in a cast.

However, Joggia returned to the Swiss resort for the second downhill after finishing second on Friday.

With her left hand bandaged and the glove attached to her ski pole with yellow duct tape, Goggia was the ninth starter as she seemed visibly unhampered by injury.

“When I understood today that I could achieve it, I think there was no girl who was as happy as I was today at the starting gate. It wasn’t guaranteed that I would be at the start today,” said Goggia, adding that the Italian team even considered not putting her on the starting list for the race. Saturday.

I said: Are you crazy? you are crazy? “I don’t give up that way,” Jogia said.

Racing under blue skies and sunlight, Goggia takes down the 2.5km course in her usual gritty style, never holding back on bumpy turns and jumping higher and farther than her competitors.

She finished 0.52 seconds behind then-leader Kira Wedel of Germany, and waved a kiss at the spectators.

Later, Weidle was bumped into third place by Stuhec, who secured her first podium in nearly four years. The Slovenian won the 2017 downhill world title on this course.

Elena Cortoni, who won Friday’s race, was 1.16 seconds behind in eighth place.

Joggia’s third win of the season and 20th overall was briefly threatened by Michaela Shiffrin.

Starting 21st, the overall World Cup leader was a few hundredths faster than Goggia in the first two sections, but Shiffrin took fewer risks than the Italian in the rest of her run and finished 0.61 for fourth.

Shiffrin was followed by three Austrian contestants: Cornelia Hutter, Nina Ortlieb and Mirjam Buechner.

Shiffrin leads the overall standings with 475 points, 50 points ahead of Joggia and 109 points ahead of Wendy Holdner. The Swiss skier finished 32nd and failed to score World Cup points.

Shiffrin improved two places from Friday’s result, when she finished one place behind American teammate Breezy Johnson. On Saturday, Johnson came nearly two seconds behind Joggia and finished outside the top 20.

In the men’s race in Selva di Val Gardena, Italy, Norway’s Alexander Amodt Kelde dominated the challenging Saslong to claim his third four-downhill World Cup win of the season.

Kildee’s strong speed saw him beat veteran Frenchman Johann Clary by 0.35 seconds. Mattia Cass was surprisingly third, 0.42 behind, in the Italian’s first podium finish.

Overall World Cup leader Marco Odermatt missed the podium for the first time in 12 races, finishing seventh with American Travis Ganong.

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