Kira Weidle fell short of her potential in the second World Cup downhill run of the ski winter in Lake Louise, Canada, and just missed out on the top 10. 24 hours after her seventh place in the opening race, the Vice World Champion from Starnberg came eleventh on the course, which was shortened due to the wind.
“Why?” Weidle called angrily in the finish area, she had promised herself more than the day before. “Unfortunately, I made two very, very big mistakes in the lower part. Up until then it was better than yesterday,” said the 26-year-old, but looked ahead. “The nice thing is: The season is still long, the form is actually right. If you omit such stupid mistakes, then it can be enough for the top again.”
As on Friday, Sofia Goggia won, the Italian celebrated her fifth triumph in a row in Lake Louise. Last year, the dominator won two downhill runs and a Super-G. The Austrian Nina Ortlieb was second (+0.34 seconds), Corinne Suter (+0.37) third. The downhill Olympic champion from Switzerland took second place on Friday.
Because of the wind, the women started from the men’s Super-G start. Weidle was 1.36 seconds behind Goggia at the finish, Emma Aicher (Mahlstetten) was 21 and scored points. On Sunday (7:00 p.m. CET) a Super-G will take place in Lake Louise at the end.