Gut-Behrami wins elusive gold in worlds opener, Shiffrin 3rd

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Lara Gut-Behrami dashed to gold in the women’s super-G at the world championships. Mikaela Shiffrin took bronze in her first speed race in more than a year. Gut-Behrami mastered the sun-bathed Olympia delle Tofane course to finally win the only medal missing from her storied career. Swiss teammate Corinne Suter was 0.34 seconds behind to earn silver. Shiffrin finished 0.47 behind. The American missed a chance to win gold as she had the fastest split times but lost balance and got twisted around near the bottom of the course. It was the first race at the worlds after three days of postponements.