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Skiing - 05. December 2010.

Vonn gets first career world cup super G win in Lake Louise


Canadian Gagnon 27th in second career WC super-G

 

LAKE LOUISE, AB  After several near misses, American Lindesy Vonn finally got her first FIS World Cup super-G win in Lake Louise.

Vonn, who had three super-G podium results to go with her multiple downhill victories in Lake Louise, won today’s Bombardier Lake Louise Winterstart in a time of one minute 20.72 seconds.

 

“I skied a solid run, with aggression and passion and I am really happy with the win,” said Vonn, who won by over half a second. “I have always lost the super-G in Lake Louise by a very small margin so I wanted to make sure there was no room for doubt today.”

 

Vonn placed second in Lake Louise in 2009, 2006 and was third in 2004.

 

Germany’s Maria Riesch got the third podium in the three races in Lake Louise, finishing in 1:21.55 followed by American Julia Mancuso in third.

 

It was a promising return to speed racing Marie-Michèle Gagnon (Lac-Etchemin, QC), who finished 27th in 1:24.03, who has been focused on the technical disciplines of slalom and giant slalom in recent seasons.


“I am really stoked to be doing speed, I haven’t been in the last few years. I said to myself today that top 30 would be good. Eventually I want to be better than that but it’s a good start, it’s a good step,” said Gagnon, who already has top 30 results in three disciplines early in the 2010/2011 season.

 

“I am pretty much planning to race the speed circuit this season (as well as tech). I am racing in St. Moritz and Val d’Isere before Christmas so that’s great,” Gagnon added.

 

Britt Janyk (Whistler, BC) finished 33rd in 1:24.74 followed by Marie-Pier Préfontaine (Saint-Sauveur, QC) in 35th, Georgia Simmerling (Vancouver, BC) 38th and Kelly McBroom (Canmore, AB) 40th.

 

The next FIS World Cup women’s races are super-G and giant slalom races in St. Moritz Dec. 11 and Dec. 12.

 

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WATCH THIS: Alpine Canada Alpin produced a video chronicling Canadian Alpine Ski Team athlete Kelly VanderBeek’s (Kitchener, ON) return to on-snow training this week in Lake Louise. Here is Part 3 of VanderBeek’s “Road to Recovery” … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A4jPd4G_3E

Part 2 of VanderBeek’s “Road to Recovery” … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXHNhstCbjI

Part 1 of VanderBeek’s “Road to Recovery” … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuQLoRa-Zsw

 

LAKE LOUISE, CAN – DECEMBER 4, 2010 – DH #2 – LADIES

POS

BIB

NAME

YOB

NAT

TIME

 1

 22

 VONN Lindsey 

1984 

USA 

 1:20.72

 2

 10

 RIESCH Maria 

1984 

GER 

 1:21.55

 3

 15

 MANCUSO Julia 

1984 

USA 

 1:21.61

 4

 14

 FENNINGER Anna 

1989 

AUT 

 1:21.83

 5

 21

 FISCHBACHER Andrea 

1985 

AUT 

 1:22.34

 6

 17

 SUTER Fabienne 

1985 

SUI 

 1:22.43

 7

 3

 SCHNARF Johanna 

1984 

ITA 

 1:22.66

 8

 24

 LINDELL-VIKARBY Jessica 

1984 

SWE 

 1:22.69

 9

 13

 GISIN Dominique 

1985 

SUI 

 1:23.02

 10

 11

 DETTLING Andrea 

1987 

SUI 

 1:23.05

***

 

 

 

 

 

 27

 34

 GAGNON Marie-Michele 

1989 

CAN 

 1:24.03

 33

 25

 JANYK Britt 

1980 

CAN 

 1:24.74

 35

 54

 PREFONTAINE Marie-Pier 

1988 

CAN 

 1:24.86

 38

 51

 SIMMERLING Georgia 

1989 

CAN 

 1:25.83

 40

 39

 MCBROOM Kelly 

1989 

CAN 

 1:26.85

 

COMPLETE RESULTS

 

QUOTES FOR LADIES SUPER-G
Lindsey Vonn (USA) 1st place

On her performance:

“I have always done well in the downhill here but I have never won the super-G. If I can’t win the downhill then its great that at least I won the super-G.”

“It was a little bit painful to lose both days by just a small tenth of a second. So today I just wanted to come out and put the hammer down and I think I did that.”

 

Maria Riesch (GER) 2nd place

On Lindsey Vonn:

“I was thinking she could beat me. It was not a perfect run for me but I am really happy with second place. She was in her own league today and so she deserved to win. She was so close to the victory in downhill.”

On her performance:

“It’s good for me to be back on the podium (in super-G) because it has been a long time.”

On her training:
“The speed training in Chile was really important for the routine and the self confidence. If you have a difficult situation in your run than you react in a different way when you have no training. So it was a good decision to do a double header (of training) in New Zealand and Chile

 

Julia Mancuso (USA) 3rd place

On her performance:

“I am healthy now, when I am in the start I am always looking for the podium and trying to win the race.”

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