Vonn second to Goergl in super G at Lake Louise
December 6, 2009
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta – Lindsey Vonn’s bid for three World Cup wins in three days came up just short Sunday, when she was edged by Elisabeth Goergl of Austria in the super G.
The two-time defending overall World Cup champion finished just 0.03 seconds behind Goergl’s winning time of 1 minute, 21.91 seconds, while Ingrid Jacquemod of France was third in 1:22.93.
Vonn won the season-opening downhill races Friday and Saturday.
“I was happy with my run, but it’s always a little bit tough to lose by three one-hundredths. It’s such a small margin,” Vonn said. “Obviously Lizzy had the better run today and I’ll have to look at the video and see where I can make up time for the next race.”
The Minnesota native was actually quicker on the upper reaches of the 2,026-meter course than Goergl, whose victory was the first in the seven World Cup races this season for the Austrian women’s team.
“We have big expectations on us and we haven’t been that good in the last races,” the 28-year-old Goergl said. “I won this race for the whole team.”
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Goergl’s victory was her first in super G, although she has won a pair of giant slaloms.
The next women’s World Cup races are a slalom and giant slalom in Are, Sweden, next weekend. The next speed events are in Val-d’Isere, France, starting Dec. 16.
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