Super giant slalom, or Super-G for short, is a type of alpine skiing where the goal is to navigate a series of gates at high speed.
This is similar to the giant slalom format. Super-G uses far larger gaps between gates than giant slalom.
Super-G is a speed event, while Giant Slalom is mostly a technical one. Super-G competitions use essentially the same slopes as downhill events, but with a significantly lower starting position.
In the sake of safety, we have set the minimum ski length at 205cm for men and 200cm for women. Each racer is only allowed one trip around the track. Timing is kept for every run.
Skiers’ chances of advancing to the medal round are reduced as they advance through successive rounds of competition, with the winner being determined by the skier with the fastest overall time.
Missing a gate will result in elimination from the race, just as it would in any slalom competition.
How Many Runs are There in Super-G?
There is only one run down the mountain, and the winner is determined by who finishes first.
The Olympic super-G course in Beijing is 1,984 metres long and features a vertical drop of 540 metres.
A “speed” race, super-G is in contrast to the “technical” slalom and giant slalom.
Shiffrin will undoubtedly be one of the most well-known competitors, but Ester Ledecka is another worth keeping an eye on. In China, she may have another opportunity to achieve this.
Four years ago, in South Korea, she made history by being the first athlete to ever win gold in two separate disciplines at the same Winter Olympics.
She successfully defended her snowboard parallel giant slalom championship earlier this week, and now all she needs to do to make history is win the super-G event.
The newest Alpine discipline, known as “super G” (super giant slalom), combines fast downhill skiing with the complex turns of giant slalom.
The length of the course is shorter than that of a downhill run but longer than a big slalom run.
An individual run down a single course is taken by each skier, and the fastest time is recorded. Very infrequently does Pennsylvania host this type of racing category.