Alpine Skiing: Lindsey Vonn wins super-G as Maze-Fenninger battle continues

A GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AFP) - American veteran Lindsey Vonn stormed to victory in the women's World Cup super-G in Garmisch on Sunday to ensure the race for the discipline's crystal globe with Austrian arch-rival Anna Fenninger goes down to the wire.

Vonn, who won super-G bronze at last month's world championships, timed 1min 16.65sec down the 2.18km-long Kandahar piste in brilliant sunshine for her 65th World Cup victory.

Slovenia's Tina Maze was second, at 0.20sec, while Fenninger came in third (+0.36sec).

The result pushed the 30-year-old Vonn out to 440 points in the discipline, eight ahead of Fenninger, with Maze on 330.

Maze consolidated her lead in the overall standings, on 1,285pts, to Fenninger's 1,241, with everything still to race for at the season-ending finals in the French resort of Meribel from March 18-22.

"Yesterday was a little bit disappointing," Vonn said of her seventh-placed finish in Saturday's downhill.

"I came out today with a good attitude. I just really wanted to ski my best and to really attack. And I did that." The testing super-G course was set by Maze's Italian coach Valerio Ghirardi, something Vonn said meant "it was set probably against Anna".

"That was a wise choice by Tina's coach. But it also really suited me and I liked it," the American said.

"It's going to be a close fight in downhill and super-G, so I will really have to ski my best at the finals in Meribel. Hopefully I can get two titles."

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