Fenninger, Maze upstage Vonn in Super-G

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 03, 2015 2:59 PM

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado (Reuters) - Olympic champion Anna Fenninger of Austria stole the limelight from American ski queen and pre-race favorite Lindsey Vonn by winning the women's Super-G on Tuesday at the Alpine ski world championships.

Fenninger, the 2014 big globe winner, sped down the plunging Raptor racecourse in one minute 10.29 seconds with Slovenia's Tina Maze, the world champion in 2013, finishing second and Vonn taking third, according to provisional results.

Vonn, the most successful women's ski racer of all time after notching her 64th career World Cup victory last month, was watched by her boyfriend Tiger Woods, the former world number one golfer.

Tuesday's Super-G was pushed back by 30 minutes with the skiers setting off from a lower start due to high winds.

(Reporting by Steve Keating; Editing by Frank Pingue)