Germany's Rebensburg wins ladies' super-G
1/20/2013 8:41:00 PM
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy, Jan. 20 (UPI) --
Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany battled tough conditions Sunday to win the women's World Cup super-G in snowy Cortina, Italy.
Fresh snow made the course sticky and reduced visibility, but Rebensburg prevailed with a time of 1 minute, 16.45 seconds, 0.33 seconds ahead of Austrian Nicole Schmidhofer.
The win moved the 23-year-old Rebensburg into fifth place in the overall World Cup standings.
"We are kind of used to it," Rebensburg said. "We train a lot in those kind of conditions. I was so focused today that I didn't get disturbed."
Tina Maze of Slovenia, the overall World Cup points leader, was third just .01 seconds behind Schmidhofer. "It was a hard battle," Maze said. "I couldn't see anything; my goggles were covered in snow."
Americans Julia Mancuso, Leanne Smith and Lindsey Vonn finished 5-7 respectively.