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Vonn Wins WC Ski Super Combined in Austria


American skier Lindsey Vonn has won a World Cup super-combi event in St. Anton, Austria, and has taken the season's overall lead from Austrian Nicole Hosp.

Vonn led after the downhill leg of Saturday's race and finished with a combined time of 2:20.28 seconds. Maria Riesch of Germany was second, 0.63 seconds back. American Julia Mancuso finished third, just 0.02 seconds behind the German.

Only 17 skiers competed in both disciplines. Several super-combi specialists like Anja Paerson of Sweden and Nicole Hosp of Austria did not finish.

Vonn's win - combined with victories Friday in a women's downhill and earlier this season at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada - propelled her into the season's overall lead with 474 points. Hosp is second with 419 points, while Riesch is third with 389.

Super-combined events feature a downhill leg and a slalom leg. This week's event was one of only three super-combi events on the World Cup schedule. The next event is February 23rd at Whistler Mountain, British Columbia, Canada. The last super-combi is in Crans Montana, Switzerland March 9th.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP.

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