Lindsey Vonn wins World Cup super-G title
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn won the World Cup super-G title Thursday after narrowly avoiding skiing out and finishing sixth in the final race of the season.
After a blistering run, Vonn was 1.22 seconds faster than leader Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany at the final intermediate time, but went off course and just made the next gate shortly before the finish.
Vonn has two races left to earn 53 points and overtake Austrian great Hermann Maier's record of 2,000 World Cup points in a single season.
Rebensburg beat Julia Mancuso of the United States by 0.18 seconds and Marion Rolland of France by 0.21 to win her first career super-G race.