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Lara Gut-Behrami tests positive for COVID, out of World Cup races

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Swiss Swiss Lara Gut-Behrami celebrates winning the World Giant Championship after the Women’s Giant Slalom event on February 18, 2021 at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italian Alps. (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP) (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images)

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Swiss Alpine skier Lara Gut-Behrami tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss the next four World Cup races.

Gut-Behrami, the reigning world champion in the super-G and giant slalom, is in isolation after experiencing mild cold symptoms. She will miss World Cup races in France -- a downhill on Saturday and super-G on Sunday in Val d’Isere and a pair of giant slaloms next week in Courchevel -- according to the Swiss federation.

Two supervisors with the Swiss team also tested positive. All other members of the team tested negative.

Gut-Behrami ranks second in this season’s World Cup standings in the super-G and giant slalom. She walked away from a hard crash in a super-G last Sunday in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

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