The 29-year-old risked a little too much after her victory in the downhill and fell just before the third split time. At first it seemed as if Goggia had injured her knee after a slip and her involuntary splits. However, the 29-year-old drove independently to the finish, where she was examined for a long time. The race was interrupted for more than five minutes before Siebenhofer was given the go-ahead. The Styrian finished her last race before the Olympic Games 0.85 seconds behind, which put her in 15th place.
Tippler emphasized that she “really wormed” her result the day before when she was only 26th. “I thought, please Tami, just pull yourself together now. The hat is on fire and I really have to show something now. I think I did that relatively well today,” said the Styrian in an ORF interview. For her it was the first stocker place this World Cup winter and after fourth place in the Lake Louise Super G only the second in the top five.
Tippler stayed just nine hundredths of a second behind Curtoni, who had already won a downhill run in Bansko in 2020. This was the first World Cup victory for the now 30-year-old, who is mostly overshadowed by Federica Brignone’s Goggia in the Italian team. The Swiss Michelle Gisin (+0.24) climbed onto the podium in third place on Sunday.
The next best Austrian was Mirjam Puchner in tenth (+0.66). Nadine Fest (+1.16) gave an outlook on her talent, Cornelia Hütter was +1.39 behind in the first race after her coronavirus infection. Christine Scheyer and Ricarda Haaser dropped out.