KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — After Austrian racers had on Saturday dominated yet another edition of the women’s Olympic super-G, the Canadian skier Canadian Marie-Michele Gagnon was asked the obvious: how can this be? And she laughed. The fourth gold medal — out of eight — in Olympic super-G history? The third Olympic super-G gold in a row?
On a day when 18 of the 49 best racers in the world didn’t even finish, the highest drop-out rate in women’s super-G Olympic history, an attrition rate of 36.7 percent, the Austrians went 1-3, Anna Fenninger taking gold, Nicole Hosp bronze. Only a late surge into second place by Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch kept it from being 1-2.
Gagnon laughed because the answer, too, was obvious: “Why are Canadians good at hockey?
For the rest of this post, please click through to NBCOlympics.com: http://nbco.ly/MVUPyH