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Kostner wins super-G in Lenzerheide

Kostner races to victory in Lenzerheide

(Keystone)

Italy's Isolde Kostner has claimed her first World Cup super-G win of the season in the Swiss resort of Lenzerheide. Austria's Renate Goetschl kept her hopes of winning the overall super-G title alive after coming second.

Kostner clocked a time of one minute 36.61 seconds to record her 3rd victory of the season, following two earlier wins in the downhill discipline. The Italian, who was crowned super-G world champion in 1996 and 1997, was fresh from winning a silver medal two weeks ago in St Anton.

"It was a good race and I'm fairly satisfied except for a few small mistakes at the bottom of the course," Kostner said. "But other than that, I can't complain."

With just one race remaining in the super-G, Goetschl is now the only skier who can overtake Régine Cavagnoud in the race for the title.

Cavagnoud, who won three consecutive World Cup super-G races before grabbing the gold medal at this month's world championships, had a bad run on Sunday. After nearly losing control at the top of the Swiss course, the Frenchwoman finished outside of the top 20.

The top placed Swiss skier was Sylviane Berthoud, who came ninth. Berthoud finished with a time of 1:37.62.

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