Vonn wins skiing World Cup super-G
SAINT MORITZ, Switzerland (AFP) –
Lindsey Vonn of the United States won the women’s World Cup super-G at Saint Moritz on Saturday ahead of Tina Maze of Slovenia and fellow American Julia Mancuso.
It was the 57th World Cup victory of her career, leaving her just five short of the record 62 victories chalked up by Austrian great Annemarie Moser-Proell.
Vonn’s win come just a week after she swept the board at Lake Louise, Canada winning two downhills and a super-G.
Poor visibility high up on the piste forced organisers to lower the starting gate, but the sun broke through just as Vonn set off.
That helped the American ski queen to go 00.37 seconds faster than Maze, who was immediately ahead of her.
The consolation for Maze was that the points she garnered for second place allowed her to maintain her lead in the World Cup overall standings, having also won the super-combined the previous day.
She is 167 points clear of Vonn, who was hit by illness earlier in the season, and 163 points better off that Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch, who took fifth place on Saturday.