Anna Fenninger wins maiden World Cup title

Anna Fenninger wins maiden World Cup title
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Anna Fenninger was rewarded for a fine season-long showing by winning her very first overall World Cup title on Thursday.

The 24-year-old Austrian finished second in the last super-G race of the season at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide in Switzerland.

But the result was enough for her to add the World Cup crystal globe to her Olympic super-G gold medal and giant slalom silver she won in Sochi last month.

The season of Fenninger’s main title rival Maria Hoefl Riesch ended on Wednesday following a shoulder injury sustained in a downhill crash.

Therefore Thursday’s result means Fenninger is now 215 points clear of Lara Gut in the standings and with two races remaining mathematically she cannot by caught.

After also winning the final downhill Switzerland’s Gut thrilled the home crowd for the second straight day when she won the super-G race.

With the win Gut won her maiden World Cup title in the discipline.

It was her seventh victory of the season.