JWSC: Italy’s Elena Curtoni puts down fastest time to win ladies super G

05 February 2011 17:12

FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Crans Montana (SUI), ladies’ super G, 05 February 2011


Elena Curtoni of Italy captured gold in the ladies’ super G, .30 seconds ahead of Switzerland’s Jasmin Rothmund in second place. Cornelia Huetter of Austria won her second bronze medal .67 seconds behind the winning pace.

Starting bib No. 3, Rothmund put down a run-time of 1:28.53 in her 15th and final Junior World Championship race. At the end, she realized that her run was fast enough for second place after having missed the podium twice on prior days in slalom and downhill finishing seventh each time.

Only the Italian Curtoni was faster on Saturday speeding down to the finish with a winning-time of 1:28.23. Winning gold at the Junior Worlds confirmed that Curtoni’s 10th and 15th place finishes in the Cortina d’ Ampezzo super G World Cups in late January 2011 were no coincidence. She will get another chance to show off her talent at the upcoming World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

The 18-year-old Huetter tied her result of the downhill at her first Junior World Championships coming in third with a run-time of 1:28.90 wearing bib No. 13.