super G


: an Alpine skiing event combining elements of downhill and giant slalom

Examples of super G in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By winning her 18th super G the American overtakes Austria’s Renate Goetschl for the record. 2017 — 59th Daytona 500: Kurt Busch wins after Kyle Larson runs out of gas on last lap; Jeffrey Earnhardt makes NASCAR history, 1st ever 4th generation driver to compete in Daytona 500. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2024 Men’s super G finals are Feb. 7 at 9:00 pm. Boone Ashworth, Wired, 27 Jan. 2022 Shiffrin has three potential races left: Friday’s super G, Tuesday’s downhill and the Feb. 17 alpine combined, which adds together the times for one downhill and one slalom run. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, 9 Feb. 2022 The winner of Monday’s downhill race was 34-year-old Swiss standout Beat Feuz, who won bronze in the event along with silver in super G in Pyeongchang 2018. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 7 Feb. 2022 The next two individual races on Shiffrin’s tentative Olympic schedule aren’t her strengths: the super G and downhill, both held on longer, faster courses. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, 10 Feb. 2022 Ligety, the first male racer in 45 years to claim three world championship titles in a year — giant slalom, super G and combined, has been named to the strategic board for the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games. The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 June 2021 In giant slalom athletes benefit from experience in the more speed centric downhill and super G races. Christian Stadler, Forbes, 13 May 2021 By winning her 18th super G the American overtakes Austria’s Renate Goetschl for the record. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2021

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Word History


super giant slalom

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of super G was in 1982

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“Super G.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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