Maria Hoefl-Riesch wins third downhill of season

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany took a huge leap forward in the World Cup women's points race Friday by winning the downhill at Cortina, Italy.

Austria's Anna Fenninger wins women's World Cup giant slalom

LIENZ, Austria, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Hometown hero Anna Fenninger rallied to win Saturday's women's World Cup giant slalom in Austria by a half-second over Sweden's Jessica Lindell-Vikarby.
List of 2013 sports champions

List of 2013 sports champions

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Swiss wins downhill as Lindsey Vonn fails to finish run

VAL D'ISERE, France, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden of Switzerland won her first career World Cup race Saturday at the women's downhill at Val d'Isere, France.

Tessa Worley of France wins women's World Cup giant slalom

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Tessa Worley of France parlayed a solid first run into a comfortable win in the women's World Cup giant slalom at St. Moritz Sunday.

American Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom in Finland

LEVI, Finland, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. teenage phenom Mikaela Shiffrin made her presence known early on the Alpine World Cup tour with a victory in the women's slalom Saturday.

Tina Maze caps World Cup season with win

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 17 (UPI) -- Tina Maze of Slovenia wrapped up her stellar Alpine season Sunday by rallying to win the women's giant slalom at the World Cup finals in Switzerland.

U.S. teen Shiffrin wins slalom crown

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 16 (UPI) -- Teen phenom Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States clinched the women's World Cup slalom crown Saturday by winning Saturday's season-ending race.

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Wind washes out super-G finals

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 14 (UPI) -- Tina Maze of Slovenia was declared the women's super-G champion Thursday after strong winds in Switzerland cancelled the World Cup Finals racing in the event.

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Injured Vonn wins downhill crown

Injured Vonn wins downhill crown

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 13 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn of the United States and Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal clinched the World Cup downhill titles Wednesday when fog scrubbed the season's final races.

Austrian men excel at downhill practice

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland, March 12 (UPI) -- Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Hannes Reichelt of Austria turned in the fastest times in Tuesday's downhill training sessions for the World Cup Finals.

Tina Maze takes lead in slalom standings

OFFERSCHWANG, Germany, March 10 (UPI) -- Tina Maze of Slovenia took the lead in the women's World Cup slalom standings Sunday with a first place in Germany.

Anna Fenninger wins women's giant slalom

OFTERSCHWANG, Germany, March 9 (UPI) -- Anna Fenninger of Austria won her second World Cup giant slalom of the season Saturday with a 0.44 second win over Slovenian star Tina Maze.
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Tina Maze
Slovenia's Tina Maze competes in the Ladies' Super-G during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics in Whistler, Canada on February 20, 2010. Maze took silver with a time of 1:20.63. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Tina Maze (born May 2, 1983, in Slovenj Gradec) is a renowned Slovenian alpine ski racer. She is the current world champion in giant slalom.

Maze first competed in the 2001 World Championships at age 17 and in the 2002 Winter Olympics the following year. She started her career as a giant slalom specialist but later expanded and started competing in all disciplines. At the 2009 World Championships in Val d'Isère, France, Maze won the silver medal in the giant slalom. At the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Maze won the silver medal in the combined and the gold medal in the giant slalom. She was the Slovenian flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, where she won two silver medals in the Super-G and giant slalom.

As of March 2011, Maze has 10 World Cup victories, 8 of which were in giant slalom. In February 2008, she won the first downhill in her career (also first Slovenian female downhill victory ever) in St. Moritz, Switzerland. In 2010, she was awarded the title of the best Slovenian female athlete of the year.

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