First podium place of the season for Rebensburg

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

The Bavarian skier takes third in Lake Louise Super-G event.

Fourth in the FIS World Cup opener in Soelden in October, Viktoria Rebensburg snatched her first podium place of the season in the Lake Louise Super-G as Mikaela Shiffrin clinched her first career win in that discipline.

The American beat Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel and Rebensburg to become the seventh woman to clinch victories in all five alpine skiing events. Here is all you need to know:

– Rebensburg, the 2010 giant slalom Olympic champion, has now made it on a FIS World Cup podium 42 times, six times in a Super-G.

Mikaela Shiffrin won in 1:19.41, beating giant-slalom and downhill Olympic silver-medallist Mowinckel by 0.77 and Rebensburg by a further 0.06 seconds.

– The 29-year-old German, who started first in today’s race, only won two World Cup Super-G’s in her career, the last one in Cortina d’Ampezzo in 2013.

– It was a close call for the Bavarian, who only beat Austria’s Ramona Siebenhofer by 0.01.

– Shiffrin became the 7th woman to win in all alpine skiing disciplines after Austria’s Petra Kronberger, Sweden’s Pernilla Wiberg, Croatia’s Janica Kostelic, Sweden’s Anja Paerson, American Lindsey Vonn and Slovenia’s Tina Maze.

– The race marked the end of a weekend of skiing in Lake Louise without the resort’s most successful skier, Lindsey Vonn, who is currently injured. Vonn announced she was ending her career at the end of the season but hinted she might still return to the Lake Louise races next year.

– The women’s circuit returns to Europe next week with a Super-G and a slalom in St Moritz.

Top 10 race results
1. Mikaela Shiffrin (U.S.) 1:19.41
2. Ragnhild Mowinckel (Norway) 0.77 behind
3. Viktoria Rebensburg (Germany) 0.83
4. Ramona Siebenhofer (Austria) 0.84
5. Valerie Grenier (Canada) 0.88
6= Romane Miradoli (France) 0.90
6= Anna Veith (Austria) 0.90
8. Lara Gut-Behrami (Switzerland) 0.98
9. Stephanie Venier (Austria) 1:00
10. Ilka Stuhec (Slovenia) 1:07

Top 10 FIS World Cup overall standings
1. Mikaela Shiffrin (U.S.) 489 points
2. Michelle Gisin (Switzerland) 251
3. Nicole Schmidhofer (Austria) 224
4. Federica Brignone (Italy) 223
5. Ragnhild Mowinckel (Norway) 214
6. Petra Vlhova (Slovakia) 196
7. Wendy Holdener (Switzerland) 161
8. Tessa Worley (France) 145
9. Frida Hansdotter (Sweden) 142
10 Viktoria Rebensburg (Germany) 138

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