Kathrin Zettel wins giant slalom, Lindsey Vonn crashes and is pissed

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 16, 2010 11:50 am

It’s OK Lindsey, no one expects you to win every single race. Our main gal, Lindsey Vonn, had a great first run today during the World Cup giant slalom races in Maribor, Slovenia. She was in second place after it. Unfortunately, near the end of her second run (three gates away from the finish actually), she lost control and crashed. Physically, she’s fine….she’s just pissed. “I’ve been really frustrated with how much I’ve been crashing in tech events,” she said. “All I wanted was to have a good run and make it to the finish. I just hit a rut,” she continued. “I couldn’t really see anything. I’m just so mad.”

Not so pissed today is Kathrin Zettel. This victory marks her eighth podium of the season. Her combined time was 2 minutes, 36.22 seconds. Maria Riesch, who is having a stellar season, came in second, only .23 seconds back. Anja Paerson, also doing well this season, was third, .48 seconds back.

While Zettel has seen the podium several times this season, this is her first time at the top. “It’s unbelievable, I’m so happy about it … to bring the lead down to the finish for the first time … it’s unbelievable,” she said. “You don’t have so much pressure. You can take it easier. I’m so lucky.”

With her second place finish, Riesch is creeping up on Lindsey for overall World Cup points. Lindsey has 894 and Riesch has 862. “It’s still exciting between us two, but there are lots of races left – lots of speed races,” she said. Talking about Vonn, she continued, “It’s bad for her, she was in second position … she could have had a good result today.”

The only other North American female racer to finish the race was Julia Mancuso, coming in 25th place. “It was missed opportunity,” said U.S. technical coach Trevor Wagner. “The snow was so good, easy course, easy to hammer …. Sarah [Schleper] had some unlucky mistakes hooking her arm guards on the gates. The other girls just didn’t execute like they can.”

The next race is the slalom in Maribor tomorrow.

Here are the official results:

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time FIS Points
 1  3  55838 ZETTEL Kathrin  1986  AUT   1:17.54  1:18.68  2:36.22  0.00
 2  17  206001 RIESCH Maria  1984  GER   1:18.22  1:18.23  2:36.45  1.30
 3  8  505483 PAERSON Anja  1981  SWE   1:18.09  1:18.61  2:36.70  2.70
 4  1  205993 HOELZL Kathrin  1984  GER   1:18.33  1:18.75  2:37.08  4.84
 5  18  55750 FISCHBACHER Andrea  1985  AUT   1:19.32  1:17.81  2:37.13  5.13
 6  35  56087 SIEBENHOFER Ramona  1991  AUT   1:20.01  1:17.25  2:37.26  5.86
 7  12  55759 KIRCHGASSER Michaela  1985  AUT   1:18.63  1:18.71  2:37.34  6.31
 8  9  205218 REBENSBURG Viktoria  1989  GER   1:18.54  1:19.03  2:37.57  7.60
 9  38  206355 DUERR Lena  1991  GER   1:19.35  1:18.33  2:37.68  8.22
 10  6  296259 MOELGG Manuela  1983  ITA   1:19.20  1:18.58  2:37.78  8.79
 11  2  185140 POUTIAINEN Tanja  1980  FIN   1:19.22  1:18.68  2:37.90  9.46
 12  46  425887 LOESETH Mona  1991  NOR   1:19.75  1:18.18  2:37.93  9.63
 13  7  565243 MAZE Tina  1983  SLO   1:19.28  1:18.79  2:38.07  10.42
 14  34  55952 HACKL Karin  1989  AUT   1:20.24  1:17.95  2:38.19  11.10
 15  5  505760 PIETILAE-HOLMNER Maria  1986  SWE   1:19.18  1:19.07  2:38.25  11.44
 16  19  515766 SUTER Fabienne  1985  SUI   1:19.58  1:18.79  2:38.37  12.11
 17  30  505632 LINDELL-VIKARBY Jessica  1984  SWE   1:20.37  1:18.01  2:38.38  12.17
 17  26  296379 GIANESINI Giulia  1984  ITA   1:19.75  1:18.63  2:38.38  12.17
 19  13  196928 WORLEY Tessa  1989  FRA   1:19.58  1:18.95  2:38.53  13.01
 20  15  196725 BARIOZ Taina  1988  FRA   1:19.32  1:19.28  2:38.60  13.41
 21  10  55898 BREM Eva-Maria  1988  AUT   1:19.24  1:19.38  2:38.62  13.52
 22  28  296476 ALFIERI Camilla  1985  ITA   1:20.25  1:18.54  2:38.79  14.48
 23  29  225206 ALCOTT Chemmy  1982  GBR   1:20.58  1:18.30  2:38.88  14.98
 24  4  295445 KARBON Denise  1980  ITA   1:19.05  1:19.99  2:39.04  15.89
 25  21  537545 MANCUSO Julia  1984  USA   1:20.21  1:18.92  2:39.13  16.39
 26  23  196851 BERTRAND Olivia  1989  FRA   1:20.59  1:18.76  2:39.35  17.63
 27  14  55576 GOERGL Elisabeth  1981  AUT   1:18.67  1:40.46  2:59.13  129.05
Did not start 1st run
   48  515573 AUFDENBLATTEN Fraenzi  1981  SUI         
Did not qualify 1st run
   79  35089 SIMARI BIRKNER Macarena  1984  ARG         
   78  695073 SKRYABINA Anastasiya  1985  UKR         
   77  715123 NOVAKOVIC Zana  1985  BIH         
   76  35079 SIMARI BIRKNER Maria Belen  1982  ARG         
   74  415128 JARVIS Sarah  1986  NZE         
   73  106527 ACTON Brigitte  1985  CAN         
   72  705287 ZUZULOVA Veronika  1984  SVK         
   71  385052 PALIC Tea  1991  CRO         
   70  185271 LEINONEN Sanni  1989  FIN         
   69  435142 KARASINSKA Katarzyna  1982  POL         
   68  305944 KIYOSAWA Emiko  1983  JPN         
   67  565398 HAFNER Ula  1993  SLO         
   66  296427 SCHNARF Johanna  1984  ITA         
   65  565320 FERK Marusa  1988  SLO         
   64  315149 LOLOVIC Jelena  1981  SRB         
   63  506341 WIKSTROEM Emelie  1992  SWE         
   62  306249 HASEGAWA Emi  1986  JPN         
   61  196873 GARDET Charlene  1989  FRA         
   60  55947 FENNINGER Anna  1989  AUT         
   59  505679 HANSDOTTER Frida  1985  SWE         
   58  196793 MARMOTTAN Anemone  1988  FRA         
   57  106666 RUBENS Shona  1986  CAN         
   56  565268 DREV Ana  1985  SLO         
   55  505908 SMEDH Veronica  1988  SWE         
   54  196726 BARTHET Anne-Sophie  1988  FRA         
   53  425880 SEJERSTED Lotte Smiseth  1991  NOR         
   52  515560 SCHILD Martina  1981  SUI         
   51  538284 MCJAMES Megan  1987  USA         
   50  505886 KLING Kajsa  1988  SWE         
   49  515849 DETTLING Andrea  1987  SUI         
   47  537230 KELLEY Jessica  1982  USA         
   45  435210 GASIENICA DANIEL Agnieszka  1987  POL         
   44  425629 LOESETH Lene  1986  NOR         
   43  506399 HECTOR Sara  1992  SWE         
   42  55766 MADER Regina  1985  AUT         
   41  296509 CURTONI Irene  1985  ITA         
   40  106056 SIMARD Genevieve  1980  CAN         
   39  565360 STUHEC Ilka  1990  SLO         
   37  495065 RIENDA Maria Jose  1975  SPA         
   36  105269 GAGNON Marie-Michele  1989  CAN         
   33  106825 PREFONTAINE Marie-Pier  1988  CAN         
   31  155415 ZAHROBSKA Sarka  1985  CZE         
   27  195671 JACQUEMOD Ingrid  1978  FRA         
   25  196179 BERTRAND Marion  1984  FRA         
   24  536481 SCHLEPER Sarah  1979  USA         
   20  295435 GIUS Nicole  1980  ITA         
Did not finish 2nd run
   22  55818 KOEHLE Stefanie  1986  AUT         
   16  537544 VONN Lindsey  1984  USA         
   11  297601 BRIGNONE Federica  1990  ITA         
Did not finish 1st run
   75  565401 BUCIK Ana  1993  SLO         
   32  296729 FANCHINI Nadia  1986 

ITA 

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