By DANIELLA MATAR and ANDREW DAMPF
AP Sports Writers
BEIJING (AP) — Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland finally has her Olympic gold medal. She won the super-G at the Beijing Games. Two-time Olympic Alpine gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin finished a distant ninth. Gut-Behrami’s gold comes after two consecutive fourth-place finishes in super-G at the Olympics. She also failed to finish her two other races in 2018. Mirjam Puchner of Austria clinched silver in her first Olympic race, finishing 0.22 seconds behind Gut-Behrami. Michelle Gisin was 0.30 behind her Swiss teammate in third. Defending champion Ester Ledecka failed in her bid to win an unprecedented back-to-back double. She finished 0.43 behind in fifth.