Swiss skier Lara Gut-Behrami tests positive for COVID-19, will miss four World Cup races

VAL D’ISERE, France – Swiss skier Lara Gut-Behrami tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the next four World Cup races in France, her team said Friday.

Gut-Behrami, a two-time world championship gold medalist, is in isolation after taking a PCR test in Switzerland.

She and two team officials who also tested positive had left the French resort of Val d’Isère after experiencing flu-like symptoms, the Swiss ski federation said.

Gut-Behrami was scheduled to compete in downhill and super-G events at Val d’Isère this weekend and then back-to-back giant slalom nearby at Courchevel on Tuesday and Wednesday.

She was expected to be vaccinated as a condition of entering Canada last month to compete in World Cup races in Lake Louise, Alberta.

Gut-Behrami in a World Cup super-G on Saturday in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and is fourth overall for the season, led by Mikaela Shiffrin.

Shiffrin made changes to plans late this week to travel to Val d’Isère and start super-G on Sunday.