Eva-Maria Brem shines in Slovakia

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Eva-Maria Brem shines in Slovakia

<p>Austria’s Eva-Maria Brem produced a stunning performance to secure a women’s World Cup giant slalom in Slovakia on Monday.</p> <p>The 27-year-old built a commanding lead in the opening run and carried her momentum into the second with yet another solid display. </p> <p>In light snowfall, Brem completed the course in an impressive time of 1 minute and 15.26 seconds, beating Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg by the narrowest of margins. </p> <p>Rebensburg struggled in the morning but stepped it up in the afternoon as she posted the fastest time of the day. The 2010 Olympic gold medallist clocked a time of 1 minute and 13.57 seconds, en route to a hard-fought second place, less than half a second behind the winner. </p> <p>Italy’s Federica Brignone produced two solid runs but eventually had settle for third place, 0.52 seconds adrift. </p> <p>Switzerland’s Lara Gut just missed out on a podium finish after completing the course in a combined time of 2 minutes and 31.39 seconds. </p> <p>This result sees her overtake America’s Lindsey Vonn in the overall standings. The four-time champion, who is now 22 points behind, ended her season last week because of a left knee injury.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="pt" dir="ltr">Eva-Maria Brem <a href="https://t.co/ZwlqaNFZcF">pic.twitter.com/ZwlqaNFZcF</a></p>— athleticsHR (@athleticsHR) <a href="https://twitter.com/athleticsHR/status/700386039781834754">February 18, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>