Nicole Schmidhofer won the second downhill race at the International Ski Federation Alpine Ski World Cup at Lake Louise in Canada - denying the United States' Mikaela Shiffrin the win that would have given her clear second place in the all-time list of women's World Cup winners.
The Austrian clocked 1min 49.92sec to finish 0.13 seconds ahead of the overall World Cup champion. whose slalom win in Killington last Sunday (December 1) saw her draw level on 62 victories with Schmidhofer's compatriot Annemarie Moser-Pröll.
Shiffrin's former team-mateLindsay Vonn holds the women's record total of 82 wins,
Italy’s Francesca Marsaglia finished, 0.43 seconds behind the winner.
The Czech Republic’s double Olympic champion Ester Ledecká, who had become the first athlete to win both snowboard and Alpine World Cup events in claiming the previous day’s downhill victory, missed out on the medal podium by one place second time around.
She finished 0.45 seconds off the leader, and 0.01 ahead of the previous day’s silver medallist, Corinne Suter of Switzerland.