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Gut beats Vonn to Val d'Isere super-G


Gut beats Vonn to Val d'Isere super-G


Switzerland’s Lara Gut sealed her first ever victory in the combined discipline of the World Cup.

Gut trailed American star Lindsey Vonn after the downhill at the French resort of Val d’Isere.

And although her slalom was far from the quickest it did prove enough to overhaul Vonn and snatch the win by the narrowest of margins.

Gut’s second win of the season, moved her into second place in the overall season standings.

She is 102 points behind five-time overall World Cup champion Vonn.

Vonn was hunting her fifth win of the campaign and after a blistering downhill performance that put her top of the timesheets her target was within her grasp.

However her slalom run was well off the pace as she ended the event in the runners-up spot one hundredth of a second behind.

Michaela Kirchgasser completed the top three.

The 30-year-old Austrian was well behind after the downhill but clocked the fastest time in the slalom to salvage her day and finish third.

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