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Austria's Zettel deprives Molgg of maiden win in Semmering

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Latest update : 2008-12-29

Austria's Kathrin Zettel delighted the Austrian home crowd for the second time this season as she overtook Italy's Manuela Molgg, in first place after the first leg, to win the giant slalom at the women's World Cup in Semmering.

AFP - Austria's Kathrin Zettel won the women's World Cup giant slalom event in Semmering on Sunday for the second time in three years ahead of Italian Manuela Molgg and Lara Gut of Switzerland.
   
Second after the first run, the 22-year-old Zettel made up the difference on early leader Molgg to win in 2minutes 10.90seconds.
   
The Italian finished second at 0.37sec, with Gut, aged just 17, posting the quickest second run for a shock third finish, 0.55sec adrift of Zettel.
   
Zettel said it was wonderful to have repeated her victory from 2006.
   
"It is great to win twice at home," gushed Zettel.
   
"I was happy with my first leg run. I prefer to be the hunter rather than the hunted. On the second run I knew that Lara had skiied really well.
   
"But I was really focussed. I hope to repeat my slalom run (on Monday) like two years ago (she finished second). I will give of my best."
   
Gut said she had learnt from her first leg efforts.
   
"I didn't find the right lines on the first run," she said.
   
"I was able to put that right in the second. I started at 15 and I had nothing to lose.
   
"This is my first season, and I hope it goes even better in 2009.
   
"There are a lot of skiers, including one or two who are a little older who are recording good results.
   
"There is a lot of talent among the generation born between 1989 and 1991."
   

Date created : 2008-12-28

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