Maze wins World Cup super-G
1/13/2013 1:03:44 PM
Overall World Cup leader Tina Maze of Slovenia became only the sixth woman skiier to win races in all five Alpine disciplines with victory in the World Cup super-G here on Sunday.
The 29-year-old finished four-hundredths of a second ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria and .99 of a second clear of Switzerland's Fabienne Suter, for her sixth victory of the season.
Lindsey Vonn of the United States, who won the first two super-G races of the season, was a hundredth of a second away from a place on the podium in fourth.
Maze, one of the few all-rounders on the circuit, has won 17 races in all, 12 giant slaloms, one downhill, two super-combined, a slalom and now a super-G.
She is now virtually assured of the overall World Cup title at the midway stage of the season, having finished in the top three in 13 of the 20 races so far and holding a 550-point advantage over her closest rival, Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, who was fifth in St Anton.
Maze has also moved to within 20 points of leader Vonn in the super-G standings.