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U.S. ends Cortina meet with Vonn victory

Jan. 15, 2012 at 12:38 PM   |   Comments

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn won Sunday's women's World Cup super G in Italy by a wide margin over Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch.

Vonn captured the event, her 47th World Cup victory, with a time of 1 minute, 26.16 seconds, 0.61 second ahead of Hoefl-Riesch.

Tina Maze of Slovenia placed third and American Julia Mancuso came in fifth with a 1:27.14.

The win gave the United States the Cortina Trophy, which honors the most successful team at the annual World Cup events at Cortina d'Ampezzo.

"We definitely wanted to make a statement today and the whole team stepped it up," said Alex Hoedlmoser, coach of the U.S. women's squad.

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