Gut rediscovers form in Cortina super-G

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Gut rediscovers form in Cortina super-G

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Switzerland’s Lara Gut rediscovered her winnings ways with just a couple of weeks until the Sochi Olympics when she won a super-G in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

The World Cup super-G leader secured her fifth victory of the season – but first since Lake Louise, Alberta, in early December, with a time of 1 minute, 27.81 seconds.

Gut has now won three of five super-G races this campaign and her timely triumph makes her hot favourite for gold at next month’s Olympics.

Tina Weirather continued her fine form this campaign with a second-place finish.

The 24-year-old from Liechtenstein was 0.12 seconds behind Gut for her third consecutive podium result this week – she also produced a second and third place finish in the two downhills in Cortina.

In the overall standings Weirather is second, 128 points behind Maria Hoefl-Riesch.

Germany’s Hoefl-Riesch followed up her downhill success on Friday with a third place finish in Sunday’s race.

The Overall World Cup leader celebrated her ninth podium of the season, although strong winds almost blew her off the course on the final jump.

She was 0.61 seconds off the Gut’s pace.

The women’s circuit moves to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, for a giant slalom and slalom next weekend – the final meeting ahead of the Winter Games.