Lara Gut-Behrami won a thrilling women’s giant slalom at the Cortina 2021 World Ski Championships, taking gold ahead of Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin by just two-hundredths of a second. 

Lying third behind Shiffrin and USA teammate Nina O’Brien after the opening run, Gut-Behrami was typically smooth and error-free in the second run to take her second and Switzerland’s third gold medal of the Championships. 

The 29-year-old came into these Championships as one of the great talents never to have won a major title, but after adding giant slalom gold to her opening super-G crown and bronze in the downhill, Gut-Behrami will leave Cortina D’Ampezzo as the second most decorated Swiss skier of all time, behind only the great Pirmin Zurbriggen. 

Austria got in on the act, with Katharina Liensberger, fresh from her triumph in the women’s parallel giant slalom, producing the fastest run of the afternoon to snatch the bronze medal away from 19-year-old New Zealander Alice Robinson. 

  1. Lara GUT-BEHRAMI (SUI) 2:30.66
  2. Mikaela SHIFFRIN (USA) 2:30.68 (+0.02)
  3. Katharina LIENSBERGER (AUT) 2:30.75 (+0.09)

Official results here!