Alpine

Vonn Rebounds from Super G Crash

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USSA
2016-02-28 09:50
 

SOLDEU-EL TARTER, Andorra (Feb. 28, 2016) – A day after going down in a sled following a super G crash, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) came back to win the Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined morning super G, and finish 13th overall, forcing a three-way tie for the combined globe with one event to go.

Shiffrin
Mikaela Shiffrin finished eighth in the alpine combined Sunday in Soldeu, Andorra. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom-Alexis Boichard)

Mikaela Shiffrin’s (Eagle-Vail, CO) comeback from an early-season knee injury took another step forward Sunday as she led the U.S. Ski Team in the alpine combined at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. She came from a 40th-place finish in the morning super G to post the fourth-fastest slalom time, finishing eighth in her first World Cup combined, and only her third ever World cup super G.

Canada’s Marie-Michele Gagnon won the event – her second career World Cup victory. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland was second, followed by Anne-Sophie Barthet of France in third. Stacey Cook (Mammoth Lakes, CA) was third in the super G and finished 25th overall. Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) was 34th overall. Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) was second after the super G, but did not finish the slalom.

Up next, the women's tech team heads to Jasna, Slovakia, for one giant slalom and one slalom race from March 5-6.

Lindsey Vonn won the super G run of the alpine combined.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lindsey Vonn won the first run super G a day after crashing during Saturday’s super G and injuring her left knee.
  • Mikaela Shiffrin finished eighth in her first World Cup combined event.
  • Vonn is tied for the combined World Cup title with Switzerland’s Lara Gut and Canada’s Marie-Michele Gagnon with one event remaining.
  • Vonn leads the overall World Cup standings by 28 points over Gut.

Mikaela Shiffrin had the fourth-fastest slalom run, moving up from 40th to eighth. 

Broadcast and Live Streaming (times EST)
Sunday, Feb. 28
2:30 p.m. - Women's alpine combined, Soldeu - Universal HD

RESULTS
Women’s alpine combined