Fenninger secures her third podium of the season in Lake Louise Super G

December 8th, 2013

Anna Fenninger lead four HEAD World Cup Rebels in the top seven racers, pushing it to the limit to place third in the World Cup Super G in Lake Louise. Fenninger was just behind Weirather who took second with Lara Gut taking the win. Lizz Goergl almost held on for the podium from start number 1 to take fourth and Lindsey Vonn continued her comeback to take fifth. Kajsa Kling came down from bib 45 to place seventh in one of the performances of the day.

Fenninger said after the race: “The collection (of podium places) goes on, I am satisfied with the podium. I know now what I'm doing wrong in the Super- G and what I have to do. Today was not a perfect run, but I'm up there. That's a good feeling.”

After having been disqualified in the last World Cup Super G race, Lizz Goergl used the same skis this time. Having started number 1, Goergl felt "It was not so easy to start with number one, but I mastered it quite well. I attacked the course hard.”

With her best result of the season and the weekend, Lindsey Vonn placed fifth and said afterwards: "I am very proud and happy, every day it has gone a little better. Today I had more self-confidence, but made too many mistakes. I have to ski a bit cleaner, then I can win again. But it is a great result and a successful weekend, I have made a good step every day," said the 29 - year-old, who had returned to racing with a knee injury in Lake Louise after ten month break.

Vonn added afterwards “This is exactly what I wanted to take away from this weekend — to know that I could ski for the win,” said Vonn. “I’m happy with today. I scrubbed some speed in a few spots but it still showed me that I can ski for the podium. I’m going to be selective in my races this season and I’ll take a few days home, talk to the coaches and determine a plan.”

It could so nearly have been a hat trick of wins for Maria Hoefl-Riesch but a mistake on the flats as she approached the finish saw her drop all her speed and she dropped down the leader board.

After three exciting races the HEAD World Cup Rebels now head back to Europe for another Super G and Giant Slalom in St Moritz next week with Maria Hoefl-Riesch in second in the Overall standings and Anna Fenninger just behind in third.

Results:
1. Lara Gut (SUI)
2. Tina Weirather (LIE)
3. Anna Fenninger (AUT) HEAD
4. Lizz Goergl (AUT) HEAD
5. Lindsey Vonn (USA) HEAD
7. Kajsa Kling (SWE) HEAD
17. Julia Mancuso (USA) HEAD
19. Maria Hoefl-Riesch (GER) HEAD

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