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Macuga Notches Career-Best Super-G Result

By Sierra Ryder - Stifel U.S. Ski Team
December, 17 2023
Lauren Macuga skis to a career best result in super-G. (Getty Images)

On Sunday’s super-G in Val d’Isére, France, Stifel U.S. Ski Team athlete Lauren Macuga notched a career-best 17th place result. 

It was a very difficult super-G day for the women’s field with over 20 did not finish results, and racers needed extra grit to find the finish line. The top performer of the day was Italian force Federica Brignone winning by 0.44 seconds above Norway’s Kasja Vickhoff Lie in second and Sofia Goggia of Italy in third. 

Macuga ran with bib 50 and ended up being the top, and the only, U.S. woman to find the finish. Macuga skied strong and confident to end up in the top 20. 

“I’m ecstatic, literally insane,” said Macuga. “My run didn’t feel that good, but I think that’s a good thing. I was pushing while also being smart.”

Stifel U.S. Ski Team athletes Mikaela Shiffrin, Bella Wright, Alice Merryweather, Jackie Wiles and Keely Cashman did not finish the first run. 

“It was dark and bumpy and also a course that you need to be smart in. I feel I did just that. I still left a little bit on the hill, but gives me a lot of confidence for the next races,” said Macuga. 

The next women’s speed event will be held in Zauchensee, Austria Jan. 12-14.  

Women's super-G