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Super G, Women

Date15 February 2014 — 11:00
StatusOlympic
LocationGornolyzhniy Tsenter Rosa Khutor, Mountain Cluster, Krasnaya Polyana
Participants49 from 24 countries
Course SetterFlorian WinklerAUT
Venue detailsGates: 43
Length: 2100 m
Start Altitude: 1580 m
Vertical Drop: 615 m

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.

PosNrSkierNOCTime
118Anna FenningerAUT1:25.52Gold
222Maria Höfl-RieschGER1:26.07Silver
316Nicole HospAUT1:26.18Bronze
420Lara GutSUI1:26.25
519Tina MazeSLO1:26.28
630Fränzi AufdenblattenSUI1:26.79
79Fabienne SuterSUI1:26.89
814Julia MancusoUSA1:27.04
915Viktoria RebensburgGER1:27.08
1010Nadia FanchiniITA1:27.20
=1113Regina SterzAUT1:27.52
=1112Verena StufferITA1:27.52
1323Ilka ŠtuhecSLO1:27.69
1424Lotte SejerstedNOR1:27.80
1535Edit MiklósHUN1:27.87
1628Maruša FerkSLO1:28.19
1733Klára KřížováCZE1:28.30
182Leanne SmithUSA1:28.38
1927Ragnhild MowinckelNOR1:28.53
2031Marie-Pier PréfontaineCAN1:28.67
2139Sara HectorSWE1:28.71
2242Barbara KantorováSVK1:28.91
2334Chemmy AlcottGBR1:29.14
2432Yelena YakovishinaRUS1:29.38
2543Kateřina PauláthováCZE1:30.17
2640Macarena Simari BirknerARG1:31.10
2750Bohdana MatsotskaUKR1:31.58
2847Anna BereczHUN1:33.07
2945Helga María VilhjálmsdóttirISL1:33.42
3044Ania CaillROU1:33.73
3149Agnese ĀboltiņaLAT1:36.10
AC1Carolina RuizESPDNF
AC3Daniela MerighettiITADNF
AC4Jessica Lindell-VikarbySWEDNF
AC5Marie-Michèle GagnonCANDNF
AC6Marie Marchand-ArvierFRADNF
AC7Laurenne RossUSADNF
AC8Kajsa KlingSWEDNF
AC11Dominique GisinSUIDNF
AC21Elisabeth GörglAUTDNF
AC25Larisa YurkiwCANDNF
AC26Francesca MarsagliaITADNF
AC29Stacey CookUSADNF
AC36Mariya BedaryovaRUSDNF
AC37Karolina ChrapekPOLDNF
AC38Greta SmallAUSDNF
AC41Maryna Gąsienica-DanielPOLDNF
AC46Maryia ShkanavaBLRDNF
AC48Kristína SaalováSVKDNF
DNS17Tina WeiratherLIE