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Jessica Lindell-Vikarby claims maiden super-G win

Latest update : 2009-01-26

In her first ever World Cup victory, Sweden's Jessica Lindell-Vikarby clinched the women's super-G in Cortina. Austria's Anna Fenninger and Switzerland's Andrea Dettling took second and third place, in their first time on the podium.

AFP - Sweden's Jessica Lindell-Vikarby won the women's World Cup Super-G here on Monday ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria and Andrea Dettling of Switzerland.

She timed 1 minute 25.13 seconds for the first World Cup win of her career, 00.81 secs better than Fenninger and 00.87 secs faster than Dettling.

Prior to Monday, the 24-year-old Lindell-Vikarby had only once managed to climb on to a World Cup podium, having finished third in a Super-G in Lake Louise in December 2007 and her best to date this season had been a fifth place on the same piste again in a Super-G.

For 19-year-old Fenniger and 22-year-old Dettling, it was the first time for either to get onto a World Cup podium.

"What happened today is a dream," said Lindell-Vikarby. "I was a bit nervous because I had to wait for the best skiers to go down.

"But I was the best today. Cortina is one of my favourites slopes. Mentally and physically I felt great and I was ready for a podium. I think I had a good run from top to bottom without any major mistakes."

Date created : 2009-01-26

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