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Lindsey Vonn completes Lake Louise hat trick with super-G win


Lindsey Vonn of the United States completed a sweep in Lake Louise by winning Sunday’s super-G. It was the third time Vonn has won both downhills and the super-G in Lake Louise, after achieving it in 2011 and 2012.

Her winning time on Sunday was one minute 19.79 seconds.

Tamara Tippler of Austria was second 1.32 seconds back of Vonn.

“Whenever you win, period, let alone by over a second, it definitely gives you that little bit extra boost of confidence,” Vonn told The Associated Press. “I’m feeling great, and I know my super-G is good — my downhill is pretty good — so I feel like I’m in a good place for the next couple races.”

Vonn has now won 70 World Cup titles during her career, 18 of which have been won at Lake Louise, enough the hill is known to some as “Lake Lindsey.”

“It was a big deal,” said Vonn. “I feel like there were some people that doubted whether I could win today, and especially because Lara (Gut) had won the last couple races here in super-G.”

Austria’s Cornelia Huetter was third 1.35 seconds back.

Canada’s top performer was Larisa Yurkiw. The 27-year-old Owen Sound, Ont., native finished 14th, 2.23 seconds behind Vonn and 0.12 seconds ahead of 16th-place Valerie Grenier of St. Isidore, Ont.

CBC | Sports News