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Alpine Skiing at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Women's Super G

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Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): Rosa Khutor Alpine Center, Krasnaya Polyana
Date Started: February 15, 2014
Date Finished: February 15, 2014

Gold: AUT Anna Fenninger
Silver: GER Maria Höfl-Riesch
Bronze: AUT Nicole Hosp

Summary

The women's Super G was the third Alpine skiing event for females held in Sochi. The race was held as scheduled on Saturday, 15 February, in the [Rosa Khutor Alpine Center] and started at an altitude of 1,580 metres between the sections "Devil's Spine" and "Forest Drop." During this winter the five World Cup Super Gs were won by Lara Gut (Beaver Creek, Lake Louise, and the second race in Cortina), Tina Weirather (St. Moritz), and Elisabeth Görgl (first race in Cortina) and the current standing saw Gut in the lead ahead of Weirather, Anna Fenninger, and Görgl, the 2011 World Champion. But Weirather was unable to compete after her crash in the last downhill training run when she sustained a shin contusion. Lindsey Vonn, bronze medalist from Vancouver and Super G World Cup winner 2010/11 and 2011/12, also missed the Games after tearing her right ACL twice in 2013, and 2010 gold medalist Andrea Fischbacher failed to qualify. This left Tina Maze, the 2010 silver medallist, reigning World Champion from 2013, and winner of the Super G World Cup in 2012/13 as the favorite.

The race started unusually as seven of the first eight starters did not finish the course. When second starter Leanne Smith (USA) came down the course in 1:28.38, she didn't realise that the next six skiers would fail to finish. Finally Fabienne Suter (SUI) with bib number 9 did complete the course in a respectable 1:26.89, which would eventually place her seventh. Nevertheless her time was not beaten until seven skiers later, when Nicole Hosp (AUT) took the lead in a time of 1:26.18. Her countrywoman, Anna Fenninger then skied the course 0.66 seconds better than Hosp, giving the Austrians the first two places. Tina Maze (SLO) took over the bronze medal place with a time of 1:26.28, but this was short lived as Lara Gut (SUI) went 0.03 seconds faster. In the end the two Austrian leaders were split when Super Combined winner Maria Höfl-Riesch (GER) posted a time of 1:26.07, taking the silver medal.

Fenninger, who was the third Austrian in a row to win the women's Super G after Dorfmeister in 2006 and Fischbacher in 2010, won the race with an average speed of 88.40 km/hr, 13.42 metres ahead of Höfl-Riesch. Both Fenninger and Höfl-Riesch used Head skis, while bronze medalist Hosp used Fischer. The gold medal awarded to Fenninger included a fragment of the Chelyabinsk meteor, which burst in a superbolide flash over the Chelyabinsk Oblast and caused a powerful shock wave exactly one year prior to this event, on 15 February 2013.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Anna Fenninger 24 Austria AUT Gold 1:25.52
2 Maria Höfl-Riesch 29 Germany GER Silver 1:26.07
3 Nicole Hosp 30 Austria AUT Bronze 1:26.18
4 Lara Gut 22 Switzerland SUI 1:26.25
5 Tina Maze 30 Slovenia SLO 1:26.28
6 Fränzi Aufdenblatten 32 Switzerland SUI 1:26.79
7 Fabienne Suter 29 Switzerland SUI 1:26.89
8 Julia Mancuso 29 United States USA 1:27.04
9 Viktoria Rebensburg 24 Germany GER 1:27.08
10 Nadia Fanchini 27 Italy ITA 1:27.20
11T Regina Mader-Sterz 28 Austria AUT 1:27.52
11T Verena Stuffer 29 Italy ITA 1:27.52
13 Ilka Štuhec 23 Slovenia SLO 1:27.69
14 Lotte Sejersted 18 Norway NOR 1:27.80
15 Edit Miklós 25 Hungary HUN 1:27.87
16 Maruša Ferk 25 Slovenia SLO 1:28.19
17 Klára Křížová 24 Czech Republic CZE 1:28.30
18 Leanne Smith 26 United States USA 1:28.38
19 Ragnhild Mowinckel 21 Norway NOR 1:28.53
20 Marie-Pier Prefontaine 25 Canada CAN 1:28.67
21 Sara Hector 22 Sweden SWE 1:28.71
22 Barbara Kantorová 21 Slovakia SVK 1:28.91
23 Chemmy Alcott 31 Great Britain GBR 1:29.14
24 Yelena Yakovishina 21 Russia RUS 1:29.38
25 Kateřina Pauláthová 20 Czech Republic CZE 1:30.17
26 Macarena Simari Birkner 29 Argentina ARG 1:31.10
27 Bohdana Matsotska 24 Ukraine UKR 1:31.58
28 Anna Berecz 25 Hungary HUN 1:33.07
29 Helga Maria Vilhjalmsdottir 18 Iceland ISL 1:33.42
30 Ania Caill 18 Romania ROU 1:33.73
31 Agnese Āboltiņa 17 Latvia LAT 1:36.10
AC Carolina Ruiz 32 Spain ESP DNF
AC Daniela Merighetti 32 Italy ITA DNF
AC Jessica Lindell-Vikarby 29 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Marie-Michèle Gagnon 24 Canada CAN DNF
AC Marie Marchand-Arvier 28 France FRA DNF
AC Laurenne Ross 25 United States USA DNF
AC Kajsa Kling 25 Sweden SWE DNF
AC Dominique Gisin 28 Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Elisabeth Görgl 32 Austria AUT DNF
AC Larisa Yurkiw 25 Canada CAN DNF
AC Francesca Marsaglia 24 Italy ITA DNF
AC Stacey Cook 29 United States USA DNF
AC Mariya Bedaryova 21 Russia RUS DNF
AC Karolina Chrapek 24 Poland POL DNF
AC Greta Small 18 Australia AUS DNF
AC Maryna Gąsienica-Daniel 19 Poland POL DNF
AC Mariya Shkanova 24 Belarus BLR DNF
AC Kristína Saalová 22 Slovakia SVK DNF