Lara Gut-Behrami claimed her first Alpine skiing World Championships title with victory in the Super-G, three days after the event was originally meant to start.
Corinne Suter made it a Swiss one-two in the rescheduled race, 0.34 of a second slower.
The 2019 champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States took bronze on a bright morning after recent fog and snow in the Italian Dolomites, after bad weather wiped out the opening days of the event. The race was held without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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The gold was a first for Gut-Behrami, who had won four World Cup Super-Gs in a row ahead of Cortina. The 29-year-old has three silvers and two bronzes from previous championships.
Thursday was the first time in more than a year that Shiffrin had started aSsuper-G and the medal was her eighth from five World Championships.
"In the past I always wanted to win gold and it never happened," said the Swiss when asked if she had realised her biggest dream.
"Today it was the first time that I knew my life wouldn't change if I won or not. I didn't ski to win the gold medal, I just skied to try to show what I can (do) and this was the big difference.
"I finally have a lot besides skiing," added the Swiss, who married former West Ham footballer Valon Behrami in 2018.
"My life is not just about if I am skiing well or not...it's not if you win a gold medal your career is worth something and if you're not winning you are not worth anything."
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