Fenninger wins women's World Cup

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 13, 2014 7:58 AM

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Austria's Anna Fenninger won her first women's alpine skiing World Cup title when she placed second behind Lara Gut in the super-G at the finals in Lenzerheide on Thursday.

She holds a 215 point advantage over Switzerland's Gut, her nearest active rival with two races remaining, and cannot be overhauled in the standings.

Germany's 2011 champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch is second overall but was forced to end her season on Wednesday after hurting her shoulder in a crash.

Fenninger, who won gold in super-G at the Sochi Olympics and silver in giant slalom, is the first Austrian to win the World Cup since Nicole Hosp in 2007.

(Reporting by Manuele Lang; editing by Josh Reich)