American Breezy Johnson, like the wind, hits reported top speed during world championships
After the first of the two-week world championships in Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy — dubbed the “speed week” as the technical events follow this week — FIS Ski officials announced the fastest speeds recorded during the week.
American Breezy Johnson clocked the fastest women’s time at 114.11 kilometers per hour — 70.9 miles per hour. Beat Fuz, of Switzerland, was recorded at 120.97 kilometers per hour — 75.1 miles per hour.
With higher speeds reported throughout the week though on NBC Sports and Olympic Channel live broadcasts — including Ester Ledecka hitting upwards of 85 miles per hour in the downhill — the top speeds from the week came from a specific part of the courses.
The world championships continue this week in Italy.