American Mikaela Shiffrin earns 1st World Cup downhill victory in Lake Louise
Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States won her first World Cup downhill Saturday in Lake Louise, Alta.
Racing in just her fourth downhill, the reigning Olympic and world champion in slalom posted a winning time of one minute 27.55.
Viktoria Rebensberg of Germany was second in 1:27.68 and Switzerland's Michelle Gisin placed third in 1:27.72.
After crashing in Friday's downhill, Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. placed 12th.
A power outage closed the resort for public skiing because the lifts could not operate. The athletes were towed behind a snow cat up the mountain to the start hut.
The race was delayed an hour 15 minutes. A super-G is scheduled for Sunday.
Canada's Marie-Michele Gagnon suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament to her right knee during a training run and will miss the rest of the season.