Alpine skiing-Germany's Riesch wins super-combined in Are


Fri, 25 Feb 13:49:00 2011

Germany's Maria Riesch made up for missing out on gold at the world championships on home snow in Garmisch-Partenkirchen by winning a super-combined in Are on Friday.

Riesch's fifth victory of the season, in a combined time of one minute and 59.60 seconds, increased her overall World Cup lead over American Lindsey Vonn to 216 points.

The American three-times World Cup champion was fastest in the morning's Super-G, signalling a return to form after the concussion which hampered her performances at the worlds, but a disappointing slalom put her down to sixth place.

Riesch bagged two bronze medals in Garmisch earlier this month despite suffering from flu.

Giant slalom world champion Tina Maze of Slovenia was second in exactly two minutes while downhill and Super-G gold medallist Elisabeth Goergl was third, a further 0.26 seconds behind.

By contrast, the discipline's new world champion Anna Fenninger struggled on a slalom course which did not suit her aggressive style and the Austrian had to settle for ninth place.


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