Vonn Sweeps Louise World Cup Sunday; Ligety Wins Beaver Creek GS
American superstar Lindsey Vonn pulled off the hat trick by sweeping World Cup races at Lake Louise for the second straight year. She won Sunday's super-G in a time of 1 minute, 22.82 seconds. She also won both downhill races on Saturday.
American teammate Julia Mancuso was second in the super-G in 1:23.25, while Anna Fenninger of Austria was third in 1:23.27. Vonn's victory was her 14th career win at Lake Louise.
Meanwhile at Beaver Creek, Colo., American Ted Ligety easily won his second straight World Cup giant slalom race with a flawless, fast final run.
Ligety finished in a combined time of 2 minutes, 25.59 seconds Sunday. Marcel Hirscher of Austria was second, Davide Simoncelli of Italy third.
The last racer of the day, Ligety gained speed throughout the tricky course and built on his first-run advantage. Ligety bent down to kiss the snow soon after he finished.
Ligety won the season opening GS race in Soelden, Austria, by a whopping 2.75 seconds. The 28-year-old from Park City, Utah, won two straight overall GS titles, before Hirscher halted his string last season.
Photo: Ted Ligety in Beaver Creek DH (USSA/Ted Schramm)