Time.news – Federica Brignone won the supergiant of the World Cup on the Italian snow of Passo San Pellegrino. For the Italian skier today is the victory number 16 in his career, the first this season, the fourth ever in superg. Brignone preceded the Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami, reigning world champion of the specialty and today 59 cents away from the blue (which allowed her to win the specialty world cup), and Corinne Suter, third at 72 cents and she too was a great protagonist at the recent World Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Brignone, 30, a Aosta Valley carabinier from La Salle, returned to success in the Cup after a year. The last seal was that of 23 February 2020 in Crans Montana in Switzerland. The result of the Italian team was very good: fourth Elena Curtoni at 78 cents, fifth Francesca Marsaglia at 83 and sixth Marta Bassino at 86.
Race marked by very serious injuries of the Norwegian Kajsa Vickhoff Lie and the Austrian Rosina Schneeberger. The 22-year-old Scandinavian, who on January 30 last in the supergiant of Garmisch-Partenkirchen had conquered the first podium in the Cup, fell and ended up at high speed against the protection nets, most likely reporting severe leg injuries due to the twisting of the knees in the phase of the fall. A serious knee injury is also feared for the Austrian. Both athletes were rescued directly on the runway ‘La Volatà’ and helicopter transported in the hospital.
Brignone the most successful with Compagnoni
Federica Brignone with today’s victory in the supergiant at Passo San Pellegrino in Val di Fassa on the border with Veneto, took his 16th career victory in the World Cup reaching Deborah Compagnoni, the most medal-winning skier in Italian history. Brignone, 30 years of La Salle in Valle d’Aosta, mother of Maria Rosa Quario who often follows her at the parterre as a journalist, today she returned to success in the Cup after a year. A victory which for Faith is also one small revenge of the disappointing World Championship in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Compagnoni had achieved 16 victories in 7 seasons (1992-1998) with 13 acute in giant slalom while Brignone in 6 (2016-2021) with 7 affirmations in giant, 5 in combined and 4 in supergiant. Follows a quota 15, in 8 seasons (1994-2004), Isolde Kostner.
“Having reached Deborah Compagnoni is a good goal but it is not the last goal, I still want to do a lot in this sport, my dreams are still many – said Brignone at the end of the award ceremony – the best thing is to always try to live in serenity and give my best and today I managed to do it. I am happy with my performance and to have obtained it in Italy”.