Gut adds super-G crown to overall World Cup title


Lara Gut added the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup super-G title to her overall crystal globe by finishing second in the discipline's final race at St Moritz.

Gut had already capitalised on Lindsey Vonn's season-ending knee injury by wrapping up the overall title, but needed a top-six finish in the last super-G to be certain of claiming another trophy.

Although Gut was unable to prevent Tina Weirather from claiming a second super-G win in as many months, the Swiss was able to complete her main goal on Thursday.

Weirather came home in a time of one minute and 18.93 seconds to claim 100 points and sneak above Vonn in the standings.

However, by taking second, Gut (+0.41secs) did enough to finish 45 points clear of Weirather and regain the super-G crown she previously claimed two years ago.

Vonn graciously hailed Gut's success on Twitter, posting: "Congrats on the sg and overall title @Laragut. Amazing run today @TinaWeirather!"

Cornelia Huetter, who needed to win Thursday's race to have any hope of taking the super-G title, finished third (+0.59secs) and had to settle for fourth in the standings.