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Latest update : 2008-12-20

Teenager Lara Gut, 17, from Switzerland won the women's World Cup alpine skiing super-G on Saturday. Her compatriot Fabienne Suter was second and Italy's Nadia Fanchini finished third.

Lara Gut of Switzerland became the youngest ever winner of a women's World Cup race here on Saturday when the 17-year-old triumphed in a super-G race.
   
She finished ahead of compatriot Fabienne Suter with Italy's Nadia Fanchini, who won the season's opening super-G in Lake Louise, Canada, in third.
   
Already identified as the great hope for women's skiing in Switzerland, Gut gave clear indication by finishing fifth in Friday's super-combined here that she was ready to strike on home snow.
   
Gut produced a near flawless run to time 57.38 seconds and that proved an insurmountable barrier for the rest of the field.
   
Suter, who placed third on Friday, moved one place up the podium with a time 00.63 secs behind Gut.
   
World Cup leader Lindsay Vonn-Kildow of the United States failed to finish on a piste that had been considerably shortened to deal with poor visibility caused by falling snow.
   
"I was really nervous as I wasn't used to being the leader, but gradually I began to realise that in fact I had skied really well especially when I saw that Nadia Styger and Fabienne were behind me," said Gut.

Date created : 2008-12-20

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