Lindsey Vonn Retains World Cup Super-G Ski Title; Matt Wins Men's Slalom
Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. claimed the women’s World Cup super-G title for a third straight year after winning today’s race in Tarvisio, Italy.
The 26-year-old had already taken this season’s super- combined title on March 4, and yesterday secured the downhill title for a fourth consecutive year. Vonn now trails Germany’s Maria Riesch by only 96 points in the overall competition standings. A win earns 100 points.
Vonn clocked 1 minute, 21.75 seconds today to take her 41st World Cup victory, 0.23 second ahead of countrywoman Julia Mancuso, with Riesch in third. Through six of seven super-G races Vonn has an unbeatable 171-point lead.
Riesch leads the overall competition with 1,676 points, and Vonn has 1,580, with Slovenia’s Tina Maze and Elisabeth Goergl of Austria trailing on 893 points.
Elsewhere, Austria’s Mario Matt, 31, won today’s men’s slalom race in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, with Sweden’s Axel Baeck and Nolan Kasper of the U.S. tied for second.
Ivica Kostelic of Croatia failed to score a point and now leads the discipline standings by only 36 points from France’s Jean-Baptiste Grange with one race remaining. The Croatian has a 582-point advantage in the overall competition. Didier Cuche of Switzerland is second, with Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal three points further back.