Skiing roundup: Super-G cancellation aids Shiffrin

  • A view of the course after a women's alpine ski, World Cup super-G was cancelled due to bad weather conditions, in Rosa Khutor, Russia, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

  • A race official shovels snow from the stands after a women's World Cup super-G was cancelled due to bad weather conditions, in Rosa Khutor, Russia, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

  • A view of the finish area after a women's World Cup super-G was cancelled due to bad weather conditions, in Rosa Khutor, Russia, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

  • Italy's Dominik Paris competes in an alpine ski, men's World Cup Super G, in Kvitfjell, Norway, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Norway's Kjetil Jansrud competes in an alpine ski, men's World Cup Super G, in Kvitfjell, Norway, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

  • Switzerland's Beat Feuz competes in an alpine ski, men's World Cup Super G, in Kvitfjell, Norway, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

The Associated Press
Published: 3/3/2019 9:03:30 PM

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — The women’s super-G race in Sochi was canceled on Sunday after adverse weather made it impossible to hold any of the week’s events.

Days of heavy snow and strong wind prevented any racing at the first FIS World Cup event since 2012 on the Rosa Khutor course used for the 2014 Winter Olympics. All three downhill training sessions were canceled, as were Saturday’s downhill race and a replacement super-G meant for Saturday.

“It’s just incredible how (much) bad luck the organizers had this week,” the International Ski Federation’s chief race director Atle Skaardal said.

Sunday’s cancellation helps Mikaela Shiffrin’s chances of winning the super-G trophy, which she leads by 32 points from Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather with one race remaining.

The U.S. skier, who chose to skip the Sochi races, secured the overall World Cup title on Saturday when the first race of the weekend was also canceled.

Paris wins second race in two days

KVITFJELL, Norway — Dominik Paris won a men’s World Cup super-G on Sunday for his second victory of the weekend.

A day after winning the downhill on the same course, the Italian skier beat Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud by 0.43 seconds and Switzerland’s Beat Feuz by 0.60.

Paris moved top of the super-G standings after his latest win. He leads Austria’s Vincent Kriechmayr by 44 points, Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde by 63 and Jansrud by 64 with only the season-ending race remaining at the World Cup Finals in Soldeu, Andorra, on March 14. The winner gets 100 points.

Kriechmayr, who held a slim lead in the season standings coming into the race, finished fourth, 0.82 behind Paris.

Travis Ganong of the United States was another 0.07 further back in fifth.

Olympic super-G champion Matthias Mayer timed 1.47 off the lead and finished outside of the top 10. The Austrian was runner-up in the standings before the race but dropped to fifth.

It was the 14th career victory for Paris, who repeated his feat from Bormio, Italy, where he also won a downhill and a super-G on consecutive days in December.

Results were provisional as several lower-ranked racers were yet to start.

Following snowfall in the morning, the race was delayed by a half-hour to allow low clouds to move and to give course workers time to clear up to 15 centimeters of fresh snow.

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