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September 17, 2021
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Alpine skiing: Riesch win over Vonn

Maria Riesch won Sunday’s World Cup Super-G by a hundredth of a second from arch-rival Lindsey Vonn in a race which could have enormous consequences in the fight for the overall World Cup title, according to Eurosport. The German, who was beaten by Vonn in Saturday’s downhill, struck back to win in one minute 13.24 seconds and add a second victory in her weekend campaign in Sweden after Friday’s super-combined. “It’s a lucky win but it’s good to have luck on your side from time to time. It has not always been the case,” she said. It was the German’s sixth World Cup victory this season, her 20th in all and the first in a Super-G for three years. It lifted her overall total to 1,516 points to Vonn’s 1,320 with nine races left, only four of which are speed events. “I have great hopes now (for the World Cup), especially after this weekend in which I managed to beat Lindsey twice. I think I turned the odds on my side and if I cannot win more points, the goal is now not to lose any,” she said.

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