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Posted on: Sunday, March 7, 2010

Skiing: Gisin edges Vonn to won Crans-Montana super-G


Associated Press

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland Dominique Gisin of Switzerland won her first World Cup super-G race on Sunday by denying Lindsey Vonn a second win in two days.

Gisin attacked the Nationale course to finish in 1 minute, 24.14 seconds.

Vonn finished 0.15 seconds behind and U.S. teammate Julia Mancuso was 0.38 seconds back in third.

Vonn, who won gold in the downhill and bronze in the super-G at the Olympics, already has the World Cup titles in those two disciplines going into next week's finale in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

However, she'll have to wait at least another week to become the American with the most World Cup wins Vonn and Bode Miller are tied on 32 after her downhill victory on Saturday.

Sunday's super-G took place under good visibility but strong winds, knocking several contestants off course on the final jump.

Gisin, whose previous World Cup victories were in the downhill, appeared to have fully recovered from her spectacular crash during the final jump of the Vancouver Olympic downhill.

Her flawless run prompted wild cheers from the home crowd and a pained smile from Vonn as she ceded the top step on the podium.