Gut spoils Vonn's perfect super-G record


Lara Gut spoiled Lindsey Vonn's perfect record in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup super-G as she took victory in Garmisch Partenkirchen on Sunday.

Vonn has dominated the discipline this season with three wins out of three and was looking to become the first skier to win four in a row at the start of the World Cup.

She could not match the supreme run of Gut, though, and was left clinging to a 42nd super-G podium - overtaking Renate Gotschl to set a new record in the discipline - as Viktoria Rebensburg snatched second with a sensational run.

With four super-G races remaining this season Gut now trails Vonn by 99 points, with 400 left to race for, while her overall deficit to the American stands at 87.

After Kajsa Kling (+0.96 seconds) and Cornelia Huetter (+0.92secs) had set the early pace in Germany, it was Gut who took the race to a new level as she went nearly a second clear.

The Swiss made the course look easy as she charged to victory, comfortably moving ahead early in her run and picking up more time to cruise home in one minute 20.51secs.

Tina Weirather initially went into second but was a massive 0.71secs behind Gut, leaving Vonn (+0.23secs) and Rebensburg (+0.15secs) as the main challengers for the win.

Surprisingly Vonn - who won the downhill on Saturday - was unable to find the time despite being ahead after the first sector.

Vonn's frantic efforts to find time almost cost her entirely, but she was somehow able to retain balance as her right leg came off the slope.

Rebensburg then pushed Vonn into the final podium place as she snatched second in a time of 1:20.66, but she was also unable to stop the impressive Gut taking her eighth super-G win.