Lindsey Vonn finishes second in super-G by just three-hundredths to Austria’s Goergl

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on December 6, 2009 10:31 am

After yesterday’s race when Vonn made up a half second on the bottom part of the downhill course for the win, in the Super-G today, skiing the same bottom half at Lake Louise in the super-G, Vonn lost half a second, finishing 0.03 seconds behind veteran Elisabeth Goergl of Austria. 

What would have been a World Cup trifecta, three wins in three days, was thrwarted by just 0.03 seconds.  Instead Elisabeth Goegl gets her first World Cup win in super-G, and her first podium outside of downhill.  Italy’s Ingrid Jacquemod rounds out the podium in third, 0.62 seconds back.

Still, two firsts and a second at Lake Louise for Lindsey Vonn this weekend was an otherworldly type of performance that only Lindsey Vonn can deliver.  Entering Sunday’s super-G, Vonn was five points behind Germany’s Maria Riesch for the overall lead.  With her second place showing, Vonn leaves Lake Louise in her customary position at the top of the overall standings.

It’s still early in the World Cup season, but after a disappointing start for Vonn in Aspen, Lake Louise restored both Vonn’s confidence and her customary position at the top of the overall standings.

American Keely Kelleher overcame two subpar performances in downhill the previous two days, and notched a top 20 finish in super-G Sunday.  Starting late, when shadows on the course significantly slowed racers through the flat sections, Kelleher skied fast, finishing 20th.  Vermont’s Chelsea Marshall finished just outside the points in 32nd.

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