Austria's Elisabeth Goergl wins World Cup super-G in Cortina

BY foxsports • January 23, 2014

Elisabeth Goergl of Austria took advantage of an early start number to win a World Cup super-G on Thursday.

Goergl won in 1 minute, 24.23 seconds on the Olympia delle Tofane course.

With changing light making it more difficult for later starters, overall World Cup leader Maria Hoefl-Riesch finished second, 0.04 seconds behind, and Nicole Hosp of Austria was third, 0.34 behind.

Downhill races are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, followed by another super-G on Sunday. Two of this week's races were originally scheduled for last weekend in Cortina but were wiped out due to heavy snowfall. The other two were moved from Garmisch-Partenkirchen due to a lack of snow in the German resort.

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