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Latest update : 2009-03-01

American World champion Lindsey Vonn clinched the Super-G race in Bansko, Bulgaria, to notch up her 20th World Cup success, extending her overall World Cup lead over Germany's Maria Riesch.

REUTERS - Lindsey Vonn took a big step towards retaining the overall World Cup title with victory in a Super-G on Sunday.

The American, who is also the discipline's world champion, had appeared weary when finishing 12th in Saturday's downhill but she set the record straight with a time of one minute and 14.49 seconds for her seventh win of the season and 20th in her career.

Hampered by a thumb injury since the world championships and by a crash in practice, the World Cup leader left in-form Fabienne Suter 0.58 behind. Slovenia's Tina Maze took third place.

It was Suter's third podium in three days, after winning Friday's downhill and finishing third on Saturday.

Vonn leads the World Cup overall standings on 1,556 points with Germany's Maria Riesch, who was fifth on Sunday, her only serious rival on 1,165.

Swiss Suter took the lead in the super-G World Cup standings 15 points ahead of Vonn.
 

Date created : 2009-03-01

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