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Marie-Michèle Gagnon 34th in super-G

Marie-Michèle Gagnon 34th in super-G

The day after the first top-five of her downhill career on Sunday, skier Marie-Michèle Gagnon had to settle for 34and echelon to the super-G of the World Cup in Zauchensee, Austria.

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The athlete from Lac-Etchemin was the first to set off on the Austrian track and she posted a time of 1 min 12.73 s (+1.89 seconds).

Italian Federica Brignone won her second gold medal of the season with a time of 1:10.84. Corinne Suter of Switzerland is second, just 0.04 seconds off first. Austrian Ariane Raedler finished third (+0.17 seconds) to win her first World Cup medal at the age of 26.

Candace Crawford was the other Canadian in action on Sunday: she finished in 42and rank.

Earlier this season, in super-G, Marie-Michèle Gagnon was ranked 9and at Lake Louise, 13and in St. Moritz and 19and in Val-d’Isere.

Absent from Zauchensee this weekend, American Mikaela Shiffrin retains first place in the overall World Cup standings with 966 points. She is followed by the Slovak Petra Vlhova (929 points), 18and Sunday, and Italian Sofia Goggia (669 points), 19and as for her.

The skiers will travel to the World Cup in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, for downhill and super-G events scheduled for next weekend.