Maria Hoefl-Riesch Wins Super-Combined World Title

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Maze had shared the lead after the first run with Austria

Alpine Ski Racer Rounding Gate

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) - Olympic champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany has won the super-combined title at the world championships.

Hoefl-Riesch was fourth after the downhill portion Friday before posting the second-fastest time in the slalom to finish in 2 minutes, 39.92 seconds. The German beat Tina Maze of Slovenia by 0.46.

Former overall champion Nicole Hosp was one second behind in third to earn Austria a first medal at its home worlds.

Maze had shared the lead after the first run with Austria's Anna Fenninger, who straddled a gate and failed to finish the slalom.


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