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Maria Riesch wins World Cup overall crown

Maria Riesch wins World Cup overall crown

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 19 (UPI) -- Maria Riesch of Germany was declared the winner of the women's overall Alpine World Cup points race Saturday when the last race of the season was canceled.
Riesch takes lead in overall Alpine points

Riesch takes lead in overall Alpine points

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 18 (UPI) -- Germany's Maria Riesch took a narrow lead in the World Cup overall points race Friday with a fourth-place finish in the women's slalom in Switzerland.
Americans shine at women's downhill finals

Americans shine at women's downhill finals

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 16 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn of the United States took the lead in the women's downhill standings Wednesday with a fourth place at the Alpine World Cup Finals in Switzerland.

Americans take top two spots in super-G

TARVISIO, Italy, March 6 (UPI) -- The United States nearly swept Sunday's women's World Cup super-G race in Italy with Lindsey Vonn clinching the season title in the event.
Vonn is women's downhill champ yet again

Vonn is women's downhill champ yet again

TARVISIO, Italy, March 5 (UPI) -- American Lindsey Vonn clinched her fourth consecutive women's downhill title Saturday with a second-place finish in the World Cup race at Tarvisio, Italy.
Vonn wins World Cup super-combined title

Vonn wins World Cup super-combined title

TARVISIO, Italy, March 4 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn of the United States clinched the World Cup women's super-combined title Friday by taking second in the season finale at Tarvisio, Italy.
Riesch edges Vonn in World Cup super-G

Riesch edges Vonn in World Cup super-G

ARE, Sweden, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Germany's Maria Riesch won the narrowest of victories over Lindsey Vonn of the United States Sunday in the women's World Cup super-G in Sweden.
Maria Riesch extends World Cup lead

Maria Riesch extends World Cup lead

ARE, Sweden, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Maria Riesch of Germany was the only skier to break the 2-minute mark Friday and came away with a victory in the World Cup women's super-combined in Sweden.

Goergl wins women's Worlds downhill

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Austria's Elisabeth Goergl won her second gold medal of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Sunday with a victory in the prestigious women's downhill.
Austrian Goergl wins Worlds super G

Austrian Goergl wins Worlds super G

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Austria's Elisabeth Goergl opened this week's world Alpine skiing championships Tuesday by winning a squeaker in the women's super G event.

Germany's Rebensburg wins giant slalom

ARBER-ZWIESEL, Germany, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Olympic gold medalist Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany was the winner of Sunday's fog-delayed women's World Cup giant slalom at Arber-Zwiesel.

Vonn wins another World Cup super G

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- American Lindsey Vonn won her second World Cup skiing event in three days Sunday with a first place in the women's super G at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
German Riesch wins Italy women's downhill

German Riesch wins Italy women's downhill

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Americans placed second and third behind Germany's Maria Riesch in Saturday's women's World Cup downhill at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
Vonn wins super-G, gains on Riesch

Vonn wins super-G, gains on Riesch

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- American Lindsey Vonn won the women's World Cup super-giant slalom in Italy Friday by nearly a half-second over Sweden's Anja Paerson.

Worley first, Riesch second in women's GS

SEMMERING, Austria, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Tessa Worley of France took first place and Germany placed second and third in Tuesday's women's World Cup giant slalom in Semmering, Austria.
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Germany's Maria Riesch skis during the first run at the women's World Cup alpine Giant Slalom in Aspen, Colorado on December 10, 2005. Riesch fell on second run and was transported down the course on a stretcher. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Maria Riesch (pronounced /ˈriːʃ/, born 24 November 1984, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany) is a champion alpine ski racer. She won gold medals in both the super combined and the slalom competition at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. At a height of 1.81 m (5' 11 ¼"), she is one of the tallest women on the World Cup circuit.

A prodigious talent as a junior in 2001 and 2003, Riesch won seven medals in all of the disciplines at the Junior World Championships, including three gold medals in combined and super giant slalom.

As the racing careers of Martina Ertl-Renz and Hilde Gerg concluded, Riesch rose as the leading female racer on the German national team.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Maria Riesch."
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