Suhadolc Wins Women's Super-G


Lake Louise, Alberta, Nov. 28 (AP)--Mojca Suhadolc of Slovenia, starting from the No. 1 position, raced to her first World Cup victory Sunday in a super-G.

Suhadolc charged down the hard-packed course in 1 minute, 15.80 seconds.

Unlike most skiers, Suhadolc enjoys being in the No. 1 spot.

``I like being at the front of the race,'' she said. ``I get nervous if I wait around at the top. This way I don't think about (the race) so much.''

Germany's Hilde Gerg, the runner-up in Saturday's downhill, was second in the super-G at 1:15.82. Downhill winner Isolde Kostner of Italy was third at 1:16.19. She leads the overall World Cup standings with 186 points.

Suhadolc, in her eighth season on the circuit, has had a frustrating career marred by injuries.

The last time she was on the medal podium was in 1996 after finishing second in a giant slalom and third in a super-G at Val d'Isere.

``It's a very special feeling, I didn't expect to be so fast,'' said Suhadolc, who left the finish area after her run because she didn't think her time would stand up.

``I've always been close, but now things are changing.''

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