Lindsey Vonn Wins World Cup Super-G Title With 6th Place Finish
Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. won the Super-G skiing title after finishing sixth in the season-ending race.
Vonn, 27, had led most of the race in Schladming, Austria before almost going off course at the bottom to finish 0.57 seconds behind Germany’s winner Viktoria Rebensburg. American Julia Mancuso was second today to finish runner-up to Vonn in the discipline. Austria’s Anna Fenninger took third place in the category.
It’s the fourth title of the season for Vonn, who has also won the overall, downhill and super-combined standings.
Vonn needs 53 points to beat Herman Maier’s season point record of 2,000 points set 12 years ago. She is also 23 points off passing the women’s mark of 1,970 points set by Janica Kostelic of Croatia in 2006. Vonn will compete in the giant slalom and slalom this weekend. A win in each race is worth 100 points.
Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway captured the men’s Super-G season title despite ending in 16th place in today’s final race. Switzerland’s Didier Cuche was second and fellow Swiss Beat Feuz was third.
Feuz crashed on his run today, reducing his lead in the overall standings over second-placed Marcel Hirscher of Austria.
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