Vonn another hat trick in Lake Louise, Mancuso 2nd
While it wasn't nearly as dramatic as yesterday's downhill victory, it was equally as impressive. American Lindsey Vonn skied a solid super G run to score the Lake Louise hat trick for the second year in a row.
And for the third straight day, Americans took the top two spots on the podium, but it was Julia Mancuso, skiing her best race of the season, finishing second on Sunday — .43 seconds back of the reigning World Cup champ.
While it was undoubtedly a cleaner run compared to Saturday's wild ride that nearly landed Vonn in the safety net, it wasn't quite perfect either. Some late skiing on the upper part of the course had Vonn as close as .03 seconds ahead of Mancuso's pace, but she was able to quickly make up that time toward the bottom of the course, advancing to .42 and .43 to close out the run.
Mancuso was also stronger at the bottom part of the run, storming the third quarter of the course to set the pace. Mancuso ultimately squeaked out Austria's Anna Fenninger by two-hundredths of a second for the second spot on the podium.
Vonn became the first skier ever (either gender) to win three World Cup races at the same venue in two different seasons. She tallied win No. 56 to stand alone in second for women’s all time victories, behind Moser-Proell with 62. Vonn also became the fourth female skier with 100 WC podiums (behind Moser-Proell 114, Goetschl 110, Schneider 101). And for Vonn, it's a new women’s record with seven straight World Cup wins at one venue.
Leanne Smith spent nice chunk of time in the leader's box, throwing down a fast early run for her fifth World Cup top ten. She finished eighth.
In the women's overall, Tina Maze had a good day finishing just off the podium in fourth. She was able to retain the overall lead with with 397 points. The 2-5 spots are now occupied by Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Vonn, Kathrin Zettel and Stacey Cook, respectively. Mancuso sits in seventh.
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by Hank McKee
Women's World Cup super G, Lake Louise, Canada, Dec. 2, 2012
1 Vonn, Head/Head/Head
2 Mancuso, Head/Head/Head
3 Fenninger, Head/Head/Head
4 Maze, Stoeckli/Lange/Atomic
5 Hoefl-Riesch, Head/Lange/Head
6 Gut, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
7 Gisin, Dynastar/Lange/Marker
8 Smith, Rossignol/Lange/Rossignol
9 Moser, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
10 Suter, Stoeckli/Atomic/Atomic
Women's World Cup super G, Lake Louise, Canada, Dec. 2, 2012. ... it is the seventh of 38 races on the women's World Cup schedule. ... The first of eight scheduled super G's. ... It is the fifth of a five race set at Lake Louise this season.
It is the 56th career World Cup victory for Lindsey Vonn, moving her into sole possession of second all-time among women (and third including the men) for Cup wins. ... She had been tied with Vreni Schneider. ... She trails only Annemarie Moser-Proell's 62 and Ingemar Stenmark's 86 wins. ... It is her 19th career super G win. ... second behind all time leader Hermann Maier (24). ... It is her 14th Cup win at Lake Louise and her seventh straight having not lost at Lake Louise since Dec. 4, 2010. ...
It is the 32nd career World Cup podium for Julia Mancuso. ... her 12th in super G. ... It is her third podium at Lake Louise, all coming in super G.
It is the tenth career World Cup podium for Anna Fenninger. ... her second at Lake Louise.
It is the sixth career World Cup top 10 for Leanne Smith. ... matching her third best career score. ... Laurenne Ross matches her fourth best career World Cup score. ... It is the eighth career scoring result for Larisa Yurkiw and just her second in super G. ... It is the fourth career SG scoring result for Marie-Michele Gagnon. ... It is the 18th SG scoring result for Stacey Cook.
Tina Maze hold the lead of the World Cup overall standings 397-319 over Maria Hoefl-Riesch. ... Vonn is third with 310pts. ... Gagnon is the top Canadian overall in 14th with 90pts. ... Austria leads with women's Nations Cup 946-878 over the US with Germany third at 624pts. ... Canada is ninth with 159pts.
|Rank||Name||Year||Nation||Total Time||FIS Points|
|15||RUIZ CASTILLO Carolina||1981||SPA||1:24.78||24.85|
|26||SEJERSTED Lotte Smiseth||1991||NOR||1:25.34||31.95|
|49||VAN BUYNDER Isabel||1991||BEL||1:32.97||128.68|
|Did not finish 1st run|