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Alpine Skiing: Goergl wins Cortina super-G

Alpine Skiing: Goergl wins Cortina super-G
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Elisabeth Goergl of Austria celebrated her second victory of the World Cup season and sixth overall after taking top honours in a super-G at the Italian resort of Cortina D’Ampezzo.

After winning a downhill on home snow in Altenmarkt two weeks ago Goergl once again highlighted her form ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics with a solid performance down the Olympia delle Tofane course.

The 32-year old two-time world champion clocked a winning time of one minute and 24.23 seconds.

Overall World Cup leader Maria Hoefl-Riesch finished second.

The German was a slender four hundredths of a second behind Goergl for her seventh podium finish of this campaign.

The 29-year-old 2011 World Cup champion is now 107 points clear of Austrian Anna Fenninger in the overall standings with Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein third a further 31 points adrift.

Nicole Hosp of Austria rounded off the super-G podium in third while Lara Gut, who has won four of the six super-g races so far this season, had a frustrating day at the office and finished 17th.

Despite the result Gut remains at the head of the discipline standings three points clear of Fenninger.

The women’s circuit stays in Cortina D’ampezzo until Sunday and will feature two downhills and another Super-G.