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Maze Wins Super-G to Extend World Cup Lead; Hirscher Has Victory

Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Tina Maze won today’s super-G race in St. Anton, Austria, for her first-ever victory in the discipline as the Slovenian extended her overall lead in skiing’s World Cup.

The 29-year-old now has at least one win in every World Cup discipline, with 12 of her 17 victories in giant slalom. Maze has six wins this season and has built a 545-point lead over her nearest challenger, Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, atop the overall standings.

Today, Maze was 0.04 second faster than Austria’s Anna Fenninger, with Switzerland’s Fabienne Suter in third.

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S., who leads the super-G competition, was fourth. Her lead over Maze is now cut to 20 points, and she’s fifth overall.

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher also increased his World Cup lead following a victory in today’s men’s slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland. The 23-year-old was only eighth after the first run.

Hirscher has 855 points in the overall competition, a 126-point lead over Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal. In the slalom standings he has a 134-point lead ahead of Germany’s Felix Neureuther.

Today, Austria’s Mario Matt was second, ahead of Italy’s Manfred Moelgg.

To contact the reporter on this story: James Cone in London at jcone@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net.

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