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Switzerland's Lara Gut wins Lake Louise super-G

Switzerland's Lara Gut wins Lake Louise super-G


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LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Lara Gut won what the weather turned into a World Cup super-G sprint Sunday at Lake Louise.

The Swiss ski star claimed a third career super-G victory at the Alberta resort after previous wins in 2013 and 2014.

Last season's overall World Cup champion finished second in the downhill Saturday, which Gut said was an indicator she's skiing well.

The start was lowered due to weather a second straight day. Sunday's snow-globe conditions turned the super-G — already a shorter distance than downhill with more turns — into a dash of just over a minute. The race was also delayed 75 minutes to groom and reset the top of the course.

Gut's finished in 1 minute, 2.68 seconds. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein was a 10th of a second back of Gut. Italy's Sofia Goggia, second Friday in the opening downhill, was third in 1:03.27. Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec, the winner of both downhills, was fifth.

Lindsey Vonn, the American star who swept all three races in 2015, is sidelined with a broken arm. Vonn has made it difficult for anyone else to win in "Lake Lindsey" with 18 victories.

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