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Skiing - 17. December 2007.

Mancuso Leads Three U.S. into Top 25

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 16) - Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) tied for 10th Sunday in a World Cup super G to lead three U.S. women into the top 25. Sweden's Anja Paerson won her second race in 24 hours and took over the World Cup overall points lead. WCSN.com has on-demand webstreaming coverage.

Paerson, the current super G world champion, covered the 2.05K course in 1:15.06. Emily Brydon of Canada finished second, just four-hundredths of a second back.

Mancuso had a time of 1:15.57, tying her with Canadian Britt Janyk, who won a downhill last weekend at the Audi Aspen Winternational in Colorado. Vonn finished another hundredths of a second back while Libby Ludlow (Bellevue, WA) was 24th in 1:16.53.

"This was a tight race today. Jules and Lindsey were a half-second off the lead and they were 10th and 12th, but less than three-tenths away from the podium. That's how close the women's tour can be. It's tight," U.S. Head Coach Patrick Riml said.

"The conditions were perfect. Lindsey had a little problem at the top, went down on a hip but then she got it going. Jules lost a little bit at the bottom. I was pleased with Libby; this should help for her confidence some more," he said.

The women head next to St. Anton, Austria, for a downhill Friday and a super combined Saturday before the Christmas break.


St. Moritz, SUI - Dec. 16, 2007
Women's Super G (shifted from Val d'Isere, FRA)

1. Anja Paerson, Sweden, 1:15.06
2. Emily Brydon, Canada, 1:15.10
3. Renate Goetschl, Austria, 1:15.28
4. Elisabeth Goergl, Austria, 1:15.29
5. Maria Riesch, Germany, 1:15.30
10T. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, CA, 1:15.57
12. Lindsey Vonn, Vail, CO, 1:15.58
24. Libby Ludlow, Bellevue, WA, 1:16.53
34. Stacey Cook, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 1:17.09
44. Keely Kelleher, Big Sky, MT, 1:17.91
Kaylin Richardson, Edina, MN; Katie Hitchcock, Carmichael, CA
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