Maze clinches women's downhill gold

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Posted: Feb 06, 2015 2:32 PM

(Reuters) - World Cup leader Tina Maze of Slovenia produced a brilliant display over the difficult middle portion of the course to win the women's blue riband downhill at the alpine ski world championships on Friday.

Maze, who shared Olympic downhill gold in Sochi with Switzerland's Dominique Gisin, clocked a winning time of one minute, 45.89 seconds down the sun-drenched Raptor racecourse, according to provisional results.

Austria's Anna Fenninger, who won the championship-opening Super-G on the same Raptor layout on Tuesday, finished second with Switzerland's Lara Gut taking third.

(Reporting by Steve Keating; Editing by Gene Cherry)