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Lindsey Vonn leads World Cup super-combi after downhill leg

Lindsey Vonn leads World Cup super-combi after downhill leg

Lindsey Vonn led a women's World Cup super-combi event Saturday after the downhill leg.
The 23-year-old American raced down the Karl Schranz course in 1 minute, 31.75 seconds, a time that was 0.25 seconds better than when she won Friday's downhill race.
Julia Mancuso and Nicole Hosp shared second place, with 1.48 seconds to make up in the slalom leg, while Maria Riesch was fourth and Stacey Cook fifth.
"My race was better than yesterday's as I had far less errors," Vonn said. "But I still need a very good slalom race to finish on the podium."
Vonn skied flawlessly in the first part of the race, where she made several mistakes on Friday.
Vonn almost missed a gate after a long jump threw her off course but she quickly found her line.
Defending overall super-combi champion Marlies Schild avoided risks in the downhill discipline and faced a 2.09-second deficit going into the slalom race.
"That's OK. It wasn't my best race, but I am still in with a chance," Schild said.
Anja Paerson misjudged a curve and missed the next gate halfway the course. Paerson, who led the overall standings coming to St. Anton am Arlberg, also did not finish in Friday's downhill.
"I gave everything but my knee was painful yesterday so I felt a bit anxious going into today's race," Paerson said.
The bumpy lower part of the course caused troubles for many, and Daniela Merighetti, Elisabeth Goergl and Simone Streng had full-speed crashes but avoided serious injuries.
The event in St. Anton am Arlberg is the first of only three super-combi races this season, the others being Whistler Moutain, Canada, on Feb. 23, and Crans Montana, Switzerland, on March 9.


Updated : 2021-04-23 23:47 GMT+08:00