After run 2 of Women’s 5th Giant Slalom (GS) of the season, Slovenian Wonder Skier Tina Maze was finally unable to win the GS.
Tina Maze had won 4 out 4 GS but in the race held in Are, Sweden, Viktoria Rebensburg (Germany) was too stronger for the rest of the competition (even though Maze was faster in run 2). Rebensburg recorded an aggregated time in the 2 runs of 2:28:94, 0.62 seconds less than Austrian lady Anna Fenninger. Rebensburg climbed to 3rd in the GS overall World Cup standings and to 6th in the alpine skiing events overall classification.
Maze nonetheless still made it to a podium place, 0:91 seconds behind first place. With this third place, Maze has an impressive record of 8 podium finishes in 13 races of all alpine skiing events and even extended her overall World Cup lead to a 351 points advantage over other German, Maria Hoefl-Riesch that finished today’s GS in 6th place.
Current Alpine Skiing World Cup holder USA’s Lindsey Vonn did not enter this Swedish round and lost her 3rd place in the overall alpine skiing to Kathrin Zettel (Austria). Zettel was only 10th today but the points she got were enough to overcome Vonn. However, she lost points to Maze in what respects the GS overall classification and is now 154 points behind the Slovenian.
The Swedish round continues tomorrow in Are, with the Women’s slalom.
The last round of 2012 will be held next 28th (Women GS) and 29th (Slalom), both at Semmering, Austria.