Brignone beats Gut to win World Cup super-G; Vonn 9th

Brignone beats Gut to win World Cup super-G; Vonn 9th

Brignone beats Gut to win World Cup super-G; Vonn 9th
Austria's Cornelia Huetter reacts after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria/January 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Federica Brignone won the penultimate women’s World Cup super-G before the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday.

The Italian timed 1 minute, 9.80 seconds on the Karnten-Franz Klammer course to beat Lara Gut of Switzerland by 0.18. Cornelia Huetter of Austria was 0.46 behind in third.

Lindsey Vonn finished 1.43 off the lead in ninth place, a day after the American standout was considering skipping the race to avoid the risk of getting injured on the partly weakened course. However, snow conditions vastly improved after a cold night.

It was Brignone’s seventh career win, and second of the season. She became the fifth different winner of five super-G races this season.

The race was rescheduled from Sunday after organizers swapped it with the downhill.

By  Associated Press, published on STL.NEWS by St. Louis Media, LLC (J.S)

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