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Alpine skiing: Maze hunts record, Weirather claims Super-G

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Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather earned her first World Cup win of the season in Friday's Super-G as overall leader Tina Maze edged closer to Hermann Maier's points record.

The 23-year-old Weirather from the tiny European principality was the fastest down the Khandahar course in 1min 19.82sec with Julia Mancuso of the United States and overall World Cup winner Maze joint second as both finished at 0.12sec behind.

Austria's Anna Fenninger was fourth at 0.28sec back, just outside the podium places in the race.

Maze, the reigning Super-G world champion, is now on 1924 points in the overall World Cup standings and, with Saturday's downhill and Sunday's second Super-G still to come, she has a strong chance of breaking Maier's record tally.

The Austrian legend set the phenomenal haul of 2000 World Cup points in the 1999-2000 seaon and, with 100 points for a win, Maze, 29, could break the record this weekend having confirmed her overall World Cup win last weekend in Meribel.

Local favourite Maria Hoefl-Riesch finished 11th having struggled for the last 24 hours with a stomach bug.

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