Vonn another hat trick in Lake Louise, Mancuso 2nd


While it wasn’t nearly as dramatic as yesterday’s downhill victory, it was equally as impressive. American Lindsey Vonn skied a solid super G run to score the Lake Louise hat trick for the second year in a row.

And for the third straight day, Americans took the top two spots on the podium, but it was Julia Mancuso, skiing her best race of the season, finishing second on Sunday — .43 seconds back of the reigning World Cup champ.

While it was undoubtedly a cleaner run compared to Saturday’s wild ride that nearly landed Vonn in the safety net, it wasn’t quite perfect either. Some late skiing on the upper part of the course had Vonn as close as .03 seconds ahead of Mancuso’s pace, but she was able to quickly make up that time toward the bottom of the course, advancing to .42 and .43 to close out the run.

Mancuso was also stronger at the bottom part of the run, storming the third quarter of the course to set the pace. Mancuso ultimately squeaked out Austria’s Anna Fenninger by two-hundredths of a second for the second spot on the podium.

Vonn became the first skier ever (either gender) to win three World Cup races at the same venue in two different seasons. She tallied win No. 56 to stand alone in second for women’s all time victories, behind Moser-Proell with 62. Vonn also became the fourth female skier with 100 WC podiums (behind Moser-Proell 114, Goetschl 110, Schneider 101). And for Vonn, it’s a new women’s record with seven straight World Cup wins at one venue.

Leanne Smith spent nice chunk of time in the leader’s box, throwing down a fast early run for her fifth World Cup top ten. She finished eighth.  

In the women’s overall, Tina Maze had a good day finishing just off the podium in fourth. She was able to retain the overall lead with with 397 points. The 2-5 spots are now occupied by Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Vonn, Kathrin Zettel and Stacey Cook, respectively. Mancuso sits in seventh.

This story will be updated

The SCOOP
by Hank McKee

Women’s World Cup super G, Lake Louise, Canada, Dec. 2, 2012
Equipment

Skier, skis/boots/bindings
1 Vonn, Head/Head/Head
2 Mancuso, Head/Head/Head
3 Fenninger, Head/Head/Head
4 Maze, Stoeckli/Lange/Atomic
5 Hoefl-Riesch, Head/Lange/Head
6 Gut, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
7 Gisin, Dynastar/Lange/Marker
8 Smith, Rossignol/Lange/Rossignol
9 Moser, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
10 Suter, Stoeckli/Atomic/Atomic

Women’s World Cup super G, Lake Louise, Canada, Dec. 2, 2012. … it is the seventh of 38 races on the women’s World Cup schedule. … The first of eight scheduled super G’s. … It is the fifth of a five race set at Lake Louise this season.

It is the 56th career World Cup victory for Lindsey Vonn, moving her into sole possession of second all-time among women (and third including the men) for Cup wins. … She had been tied with Vreni Schneider. … She trails only Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 62 and Ingemar Stenmark’s 86 wins. … It is her 19th career super G win. … second behind all time leader Hermann Maier (24). … It is her 14th Cup win at Lake Louise and her seventh straight having not lost at Lake Louise since Dec. 4, 2010. …

It is the 32nd career World Cup podium for Julia Mancuso. … her 12th in super G. … It is her third podium at Lake Louise, all coming in super G.

It is the tenth career World Cup podium for Anna Fenninger. … her second at Lake Louise.

It is the sixth career World Cup top 10 for Leanne Smith. … matching her third best career score. … Laurenne Ross matches her fourth best career World Cup score. … It is the eighth career scoring result for Larisa Yurkiw and just her second in super G. … It is the fourth career SG scoring result for Marie-Michele Gagnon. … It is the 18th SG scoring result for Stacey Cook.

Tina Maze hold the lead of the World Cup overall standings 397-319 over Maria Hoefl-Riesch. … Vonn is third with 310pts. … Gagnon is the top Canadian overall in 14th with 90pts. … Austria leads with women’s Nations Cup 946-878 over the US with Germany third at 624pts. … Canada is ninth with 159pts.

Results

Rank     Name Year Nation Total Time FIS Points
 1 VONN Lindsey  1984  USA   1:22.82  0.00
 2 MANCUSO Julia  1984  USA   1:23.25  5.45
 3 FENNINGER Anna  1989  AUT   1:23.27  5.71
 4 MAZE Tina  1983  SLO   1:23.44  7.86
 5 HOEFL-RIESCH Maria  1984  GER   1:23.98  14.71
 6 GUT Lara  1991  SUI   1:24.07  15.85
 7 GISIN Dominique  1985  SUI   1:24.29  18.64
 8 SMITH Leanne  1987  USA   1:24.41  20.16
 9 MOSER Stefanie  1988  AUT   1:24.47  20.92
 10 SUTER Fabienne  1985  SUI   1:24.48  21.05
 11 CURTONI Elena  1991  ITA   1:24.49  21.17
 12 REBENSBURG Viktoria  1989  GER   1:24.53  21.68
 13 ROSS Laurenne  1988  USA   1:24.57  22.19
 14 GOERGL Elisabeth  1981  AUT   1:24.69  23.71
 15 RUIZ CASTILLO Carolina  1981  SPA   1:24.78  24.85
 16 ROLLAND Marion  1982  FRA   1:24.79  24.98
 17 FISCHBACHER Andrea  1985  AUT   1:24.96  27.13
 18 MARCHAND-ARVIER Marie  1985  FRA   1:24.97  27.26
 19 AUFDENBLATTEN Fraenzi  1981  SUI   1:24.98  27.38
 20 STUFFER Verena  1984  ITA   1:24.99  27.51
 21 STERZ Regina  1985  AUT   1:25.06  28.40
 22 LINDELL-VIKARBY Jessica  1984  SWE   1:25.11  29.03
 23 SCHMIDHOFER Nicole  1989  AUT   1:25.14  29.41
 24 MARSAGLIA Francesca  1990  ITA   1:25.28  31.19
 25 YURKIW Larisa  1988  CAN   1:25.33  31.82
 26 SEJERSTED Lotte Smiseth  1991  NOR   1:25.34  31.95
 27 KOEHLE Stefanie  1986  AUT   1:25.43  33.09
 28 GAGNON Marie-Michele  1989  CAN   1:25.50  33.98
 29 COOK Stacey  1984  USA   1:25.59  35.12
 30 FANCHINI Elena  1985  ITA   1:25.65  35.88
 31 ALCOTT Chemmy  1982  GBR   1:25.87  38.67
 32 KAUFMANN-ABDERHALDEN Marianne  1986  SUI   1:25.88  38.79
 33 BORSOTTI Camilla  1988  ITA   1:26.26  43.61
 34 STECHERT Gina  1987  GER   1:26.33  44.50
 35 CIPRIANI Enrica  1988  ITA   1:26.34  44.63
 35 PIOT Jennifer  1992  FRA   1:26.34  44.63
 37 MCKENNIS Alice  1989  USA   1:26.37  45.01
 38 DETTLING Andrea  1987  SUI   1:26.38  45.13
 39 BAILET Margot  1990  FRA   1:26.48  46.40
 40 STUHEC Ilka  1990  SLO   1:26.57  47.54
 41 COLETTI Alexandra  1983  MON   1:26.88  51.47
 42 KUENG Mirena  1988  SUI   1:26.95  52.36
 43 FORD Julia  1990  USA   1:27.09  54.14
 44 MIKLOS Edit  1988  HUN   1:27.36  57.56
 45 GHENT Abby  1992  USA   1:27.44  58.57
 46 HRONEK Veronique  1991  GER   1:27.50  59.33
 47 KAMER Nadja  1986  SUI   1:27.87  64.02
 48 BRODNIK Vanja  1989  SLO   1:28.06  66.43
 49 VAN BUYNDER Isabel  1991  BEL   1:32.97  128.68
Did not finish 1st run
  PREFONTAINE Marie-Pier  1988  CAN     
  ALTACHER Margret  1986  AUT     
  WEIRATHER Tina  1989  LIE     
  MERIGHETTI Daniela  1981  ITA     
  HOSP Nicole  1983  AUT   

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