Cortina: Lindell-Vikarby grabs first win


New faces topped today’s results in Cortina, Italy. A first-time winner and two podium rookies mixed it up on the World Cup.

Sweden’s Jessica Lindell-Vikarby notched her first career World Cup victory at today’s super G. Second place went to 19-year-old Austrian Anna Fenninger followed by Swiss Andrea Dettling, it was the first time on the podium for both of them. Lindell-Vikarby’s previous best result came in 2007 with a third-place finish in Lake Louise.

“It’s fantastic, I had almost lost hope that it would happen,” Lindell-Vikarby told Universal Sports. A former giant slalom junior world champion, the 24-year-old had just 10 top-ten placings coming in to today’s race. She is the eighth Swedish woman to win on the World Cup.New faces topped today’s results in Cortina, Italy. A first-time winner and two podium rookies mixed it up on the World Cup.

Sweden’s Jessica Lindell-Vikarby notched her first career World Cup victory at today’s super G. Second place went to 19-year-old Austrian Anna Fenninger followed by Swiss Andrea Dettling, it was the first time on the podium for both of them. Lindell-Vikarby’s previous best result came in 2007 with a third-place finish in Lake Louise.

“It’s fantastic, I had almost lost hope that it would happen,” Lindell-Vikarby told Universal Sports. A former giant slalom junior world champion, the 24-year-old had just 10 top-ten placings coming in to today’s race. She is the eighth Swedish woman to win on the World Cup.

American Lindsey Vonn grabbed her second top-ten finish in two days, with a solid eighth-place result. Today’s race was only the third super G of the season. Vonn’s result today was a step up from her ninth-place finish in Lake Louise in early December, she did not finish the St. Moritz race.

“She was not fast on the top. She came down and in the first 14 seconds she was three tenths out. You really have to execute to make that up,” U.S. women’s head coach Jim Tracy said. “I think the snow conditions from the first seven women changed and something was different.”

St Moritz SG winner, Swiss Lara Gut, was also in the top-ten, tying teammate Nadia Kamer for sixth place.

Italian Nadia Fanchini (5th today) now leads the super G standings 205-176 over Swiss Fabienne Suter, Lindell-Vikarby moved into third with 156.

Top racers Anja Paerson of Sweden and Maria Reisch of Germany both slid out on the same spot of the course and did not finish.

With today’s points Vonn extends her overall World Cup lead. She is now104 points ahead of her good friend Riesch in second place.

“I still gained points. In the end, we got lucky. It was a strange race,” Vonn said. “We’re just struggling in super G, and the skis are not quite running like in downhill. It’s just something we have to figure out.”

Today’s super G was originally slated for last Thursday, but more than two feet of new snow early in the week forced organizers to revamp the schedule making what was supposed to be the first race, the last instead.

After a tiring week in Cortina the women head to Garmisch-Partenkichen, Germany for a slalom and a super G before the Audi FIS World Ski Championships starting Feb. 3 in Val d’Isere, France. The U.S. roster will be announced later today.

Check out footage of Lindell-Vikarby’s winning run on our home page.


The SCOOP
By Hank McKee

Equipment
Women’s super G, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, Jan. 26, 2009

Skier, skis/boots/bindings
1 Lindell-Vikarby, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
2 Fenninger, Head/Head/Head
3 Dettling, Stoeckli/Lange/Tyrolia
4 Dumermuth, Stoeckli/Head/Tyrolia
5 Fanchini, Dynastar/Lange/Look
6 Kamer, Voelkl/Tecnica/Marker
6 Gut, Atomic/Atomic/Atomic
8 Vonn, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
9 Fischbacher, Atomic/Atomic/Atomic
10 Aufdenblatten, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol

Women’s super G, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, Jan. 26, 2009. … It is the 20th race of the women’s 36 race 2009 World Cup schedule. … It is the third of seven scheduled super G’s. … It was originally scheduled to open the Cortina stop, was pushed back due to heavy snowfall.

It is the first career World Cup win for Jessica Lindell-Vikarby. … Her only other podium result came in super G at Lake Louise Dec. 2, 2007 where she was third. … She becomes the eighth Swedish woman in history to score a Cup victory. … She is 24, from Huddinge.

It is the first career World Cup podium for Anna Fenninger. … Her previous best, fourth, had come in combined Dec. 22, 2007 at St Anton. … A multiple World Jr. medallist (3 gold, 2 silver) she is 19 from Adnet.

It is the 10th career World Cup scoring result and first podium for Andrea Dettling. … Her previous best had been sixth in super G at St Moritz earlier this season Dec. 20. …She just turned 22.

It is the 80th career World Cup top 10 for Lindsey Vonn. … Her 15th of the season in 16 scored races. … It is her 23rd top 10 in super G. … Second of the season. …She was a DNF at St Moritz. … It is the 29th time Britt Janyl has finished 12th or better in a World Cup race. … The fifth time she’s finished exactly 12th. … Third time in SG. … It is her third best finish of the season. … It is the fifth scoring result of the season for Kelly VanderBeek. …It is her 13th career scoring result at Cortina. … It is the 13th scoring result of the season for Julia Mancuso. … And her third in three races at Cortina this season. …

Lindsey Vonn boosts her lead on the World Cup overall standings 914-810 over Maria Riesch (DNF in race). … Kathrin Zettel (11th in race) is third at 775pts, tied with Anja Paerson (DNF). … Nadia Fanchini (5th in race) leads the super G standings 205-176 over Fabienne Suter (15th in race). … Lindell-Vikarby moves into third with 156. … Lara Gut (6th in race) is fourth at 156. … Vonn is top American on SG list in 13th with 61pts.


Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Total Time FIS Points
 1  9  505632 LINDELL-VIKARBY Jessica  1984  SWE   1:25.13  0.00
 2  5  55947 FENNINGER Anna  1989  AUT   1:25.94  10.09
 3  3  515849 DETTLING Andrea  1987  SUI   1:26.00  10.83
 4  1  515429 DUMERMUTH Monika  1977  SUI   1:26.05  11.46
 5  11  296729 FANCHINI Nadia  1986  ITA   1:26.07  11.70
 6  25  515806 KAMER Nadja  1986  SUI   1:26.08  11.83
 6  14  516138 GUT Lara  1991  SUI   1:26.08  11.83
 8  10  537544 VONN Lindsey  1984  USA   1:26.12  12.33
 9  16  55750 FISCHBACHER Andrea  1985  AUT   1:26.18  13.07
 10  8  515573 AUFDENBLATTEN Fraenzi  1981  SUI   1:26.21  13.45
 11  4  55838 ZETTEL Kathrin  1986  AUT   1:26.23  13.70
 12  7  106022 JANYK Britt  1980  CAN   1:26.27  14.19
 13  18  55576 GOERGL Elisabeth  1981  AUT   1:26.34  15.07
 14  24  196460 MARCHAND-ARVIER Marie  1985  FRA   1:26.40  15.81
 15  22  515766 SUTER Fabienne  1985  SUI   1:26.41  15.94
 16  15  515170 STYGER Nadia  1978  SUI   1:26.48  16.81
 17  23  495318 RUIZ CASTILLO Carolina  1981  SPA   1:26.68  19.30
 18  6  195671 JACQUEMOD Ingrid  1978  FRA   1:26.72  19.80
 19  20  55069 GOETSCHL Renate  1975  AUT   1:26.75  20.17
 20  27  106402 VANDERBEEK Kelly  1983  CAN   1:26.82  21.04
 21  12  515560 SCHILD Martina  1981  SUI   1:26.84  21.29
 22  26  55539 BERGER Silvia  1980  AUT   1:26.99  23.16
 23  31  295533 RECCHIA Lucia  1980  ITA   1:27.11  24.65
 24  37  55818 KOEHLE Stefanie  1986  AUT   1:27.18  25.53
 25  39  55766 MADER Regina  1985  AUT   1:27.25  26.40
 26  42  55970 SCHMIDHOFER Nicole  1989  AUT   1:27.30  27.02
 27  30  155415 ZAHROBSKA Sarka  1985  CZE   1:27.34  27.52
 28  38  55588 RUMPFHUBER Ingrid  1981  AUT   1:27.38  28.02
 29  13  537545 MANCUSO Julia  1984  USA   1:27.41  28.39
 30  33  296473 SIORPAES Wendy  1985  ITA   1:27.53  29.88
 31  50  195983 ROLLAND Marion  1982  FRA   1:27.57  30.38
 31  28  565243 MAZE Tina  1983  SLO   1:27.57  30.38
 33  45  225206 ALCOTT Chemmy  1982  GBR   1:27.60  30.76
 34  41  296476 ALFIERI Camilla  1985  ITA   1:27.62  31.00
 35  29  537582 COOK Stacey  1984  USA   1:27.87  34.12
 36  35  515747 GISIN Dominique  1985  SUI   1:27.95  35.11
 37  55  565320 FERK Marusa  1988  SLO   1:27.98  35.49
 38  61  565315 ROBNIK Mateja  1987  SLO   1:28.01  35.86
 39  58  106849 YURKIW Larisa  1988  CAN   1:28.07  36.61
 40  40  296008 MERIGHETTI Daniela  1981  ITA   1:28.35  40.09
 41  44  296431 STUFFER Verena  1984  ITA   1:28.47  41.59
 42  49  296427 SCHNARF Johanna  1984  ITA   1:28.56  42.71
 43  54  196573 REVILLET Aurelie  1986  FRA   1:28.58  42.96
 44  62  505886 KLING Kajsa  1988  SWE   1:28.81  45.82
 45  32  536473 LALIVE Caroline  1979  USA   1:28.87  46.57
 46  52  297702 MARSAGLIA Francesca  1990  ITA   1:28.88  46.69
 47  34  205218 REBENSBURG Viktoria  1989  GER   1:28.93  47.32
 48  51  505449 BENT Nike  1981  SWE   1:29.00  48.19
 49  59  375018 COLETTI Alexandra  1983  MON   1:29.13  49.81
 50  47  538038 MARSHALL Chelsea  1986  USA   1:29.18  50.43
 51  60  197006 GAUTHIER Marine  1990  FRA   1:29.43  53.54
 52  57  565333 BRODNIK Vanja  1989  SLO   1:29.69  56.78
 53  43  106410 DESFORGES Emilie  1983  CAN   1:29.76  57.65
 54  48  155563 KRIZOVA Klara  1989  CZE   1:30.12  62.13
 55  56  515937 FUHRER Kathrin  1988  SUI   1:30.47  66.49
 56  63  495615 MORLANS Leyre  1987  SPA   1:31.41  78.20
 57  65  35079 SIMARI BIRKNER Maria Belen  1982  ARG   1:31.97  85.17

 

Did not finish 1st run :

LOLOVIC Jelena (SRB), RICHARDSON Kaylin (USA), KOEHN Anne-Sophie (SUI), KELLEHER Keely (USA), BRYDON Emily (CAN), RIESCH Maria (GER), PAERSON Anja (SWE)

Disqualified 1st run :

CECCARELLI Daniela (ITA)

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