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Karbon leads women's World Cup giant slalom; Stiegler hospitalized after crashing

Karbon leads women's World Cup giant slalom; Stiegler hospitalized after crashing

Denise Karbon led a women's World Cup giant slalom race Friday after the first run.
The 27-year-old Italian, who also won both previous giant slalom events this season, finished the Hochstein course in 1 minute, 0.88 seconds.
Kathrin Hoelzl was second, trailing Karbon by 0.36 seconds, and Nicole Gius finished third, with 0.43 seconds to make up in the second leg.
Julia Mancuso was fourth, 0.62 seconds behind Karbon.
Resi Stiegler, America's giant slalom national champion, was taken to a local hospital after crashing halfway down the course.
Stiegler, who started with No. 24, lost balance as her skies made contact in a curve. She fell and sled off course through two rows of gates at the edge of the course and rolled down two meters.
It was not immediately clear how seriously injured Stiegler was.
The race was interrupted for almost half an hour after the crash.
"I was surprised how fast I was going," said Karbon, who skipped the recent speed disciplines to fully concentrate on the technical races. "I was well prepared coming here. Everything went great and I just felt very relaxed out there."
Defending discipline and overall World Cup champion Nicole Hosp was 20th after a disappointing first leg.
Other favorites like Tanja Poutiainen, Kathrin Zettel and Anja Paerson were also well behind with more than a second to make up in the final run.
Overall World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn, who won a downhill and a super-combi last week, finished 38th, 2.29 seconds behind Karbon.


Updated : 2021-07-27 16:45 GMT+08:00