Austrians Top Super-G Race


LAKE LOUISE, Alberta Dec. 5, 2004 (AP) - Michaela Dorfmeister of Austria cut through falling snow to win the first women's World Cup super giant slalom of the season Sunday.

Dorfmeister finished in 1 minute, 16.24 seconds. Teammate Renate Goetschl was second in 1:16.39, followed by Lindsey Kildow of the United States in 1:16.64.

``The pressure is always on Austrians,'' Dorfmeister said. ``Now we have our first victory. It's a very good beginning for the Austrian girls. For me it was a very good beginning. I went 120 percent.''

The super-G wrapped up a weekend of racing that also featured two downhills. Kildow won Friday's downhill, while Hilde Gerg of Germany won on Saturday. ``Not bad,'' Kildow said. ``It beats all my results from last year already in three days. I can't be too disappointed in that.''

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