Olympic Alpine Skiing 2014: Preview and Predictions for Women's Super-G

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Olympic Alpine Skiing 2014: Preview and Predictions for Women's Super-G
Paul Bussi-USA TODAY Sports

It is the ultimate marriage of speed and technical precision. A timed speed event, the super-G, also known as the super giant, combines the speed requirements of the downhill competition but as an additional twist, the skiers must maneuver through gates spread in a similar fashion to the giant slalom. 

Alpine skiing is one of the most physically demanding and treacherous sports in the Winter Games. The super-G requires athleticism, finesse and fearlessness to reach the Olympic podium. 

Read on as we take a look at the women's super-G competition. 

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