Fenninger wins giant slalom; Maze's record-bid ends

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 12, 2015 5:54 PM

BEAVER Creek, Colorado (Reuters) - Austria's Anna Fenninger survived a scare to win the giant slalom for her second gold medal of the alpine ski world championships on Thursday while Tina Maze's bid for history came to a halt.

Fenninger, who won gold in the Super-G and silver in the downhill, posted a two-run combined time of two minutes, 19.16 seconds, a staggering 1.40 seconds ahead of Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg despite nearly crashing out of the second leg.

Sweden's Jessica Lindell-Vikarby took the bronze, according to provisional results.

Slovenia's Maze, bidding to become just the second skier and first woman to collect medals in each of the five disciplines at a single world championships, saw her quest end when she finished fifth, 1.74 seconds behind Fenninger.

(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes; Editing by Frank Pingue)