According to Doug Harrison of CBC Sports on Saturday, Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Quebec won the bronze medal in a World Cup women’s super giant slalom from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. For Gagnon, it was her fifth career World Cup medal, but first in almost five years.
Gagnon posted a third-place time of 1:16.63. Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland won the gold medal with a time of 1:15.70. Kajsa Vickhoff Lie of Norway won the silver medal with a time of 1:16.38.
Gagnon reached the podium by seven-one hundredths of a second. Sofia Goggia of Italy finished in fourth place with a time of 1:16.70.
With the bronze medal, Gagnon is in eighth place in the World Cup women’s super giant slalom standings with 92 points. Gut-Behrami leads with 345 points.
This was also Gagnon’s first career World Cup medal in women’s super giant slalom. She previously won a bronze medal in a World Cup women’s slalom in Are, Sweden on March 10, 2012; a gold medal in a World Cup women’s combined event in Altenmarkt/Zauchensee, Austria on January 12, 2014; a bronze medal in a World Cup women’s slalom in Crans Montana, Switzerland on February 15, 2016; and a gold medal in a World Cup women’s combined in Soldeu-El Tarter, Andorra on February 28, 2016. The bronze medal for Gagnon will give her confidence as she prepares for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.