Wind washes out super-G finals

March 14, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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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.

Julia Mancuso of the United States clinched second place, 55 points behind Maze.

Austrian Anna Fenninger took third place and American Lindsey Vonn, who was not scheduled to compete due to a knee injury, finished the season in fourth place.

The men's super-G did get under way Tuesday but the blustery winds took enough of a toll that International Skiing Federation officials decided it was too dangerous to continue. "I'm alive," said Frenchman Gauthier de Tessieres, who was the first racer on the course and completed the harrowing run despite some near crashes.

Klaus Kroell of Austria, who was second in the downhill standings, was the last racer on the course and wound up crashing into the safety netting and fracturing his shoulder.

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