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Alpine skiing: Fenninger takes back-to-back Sweden wins

Olympic Super-G champion Anna Fenninger of Austria won her second World Cup race in two days on Friday when she captured the giant slalom at Are. The 24-year-old had also won Thursday's giant slalom. On Friday, she timed 2min 00.15sec with Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg and Sweden's Jessica Lindell-Vikarby at 0.61sec and 0.68sec further back. Her double success allowed Fenninger to take top spot in the World Cup overall standings, deposing Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch, who was 10th on Friday. asc/jta/dj/bc

Shiffrin fifth but still talking the talk

By Martyn Herman ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Just as she said, Mikaela Shiffrin had all the answers on Tuesday except where it really mattered, on the snow. In a swirling storm the much-hyped American teenager could finish only fifth in the giant slalom, her first Olympic race, despite being strongly tipped for a podium place.

Olympics: Who's winning what at the Winter Olympics

Who's winning what at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday (after two of seven gold medal events): MEN Snowboard - cross Frenchman Pierre Vaultier emerged from the fog, rain and carnage to win a thrilling men's snowboard cross, just two months after tearing knee ligaments. The 26-year-old came into the competition, which was delayed a day due to heavy fog on Monday, as the sixth-ranked boarder in the world. But as many of the other favourites fell by the wayside, Vaultier held off the surprise package Russian Nikolay Olyunin to take gold.

Olympics: Sochi Winter Olympics podiums

Sochi Winter Olympics podiums on Tuesday (after two of seven gold medal events): MEN SNOWBOARD Snowboard cross Gold: Pierre Vaultier (FRA) Silver: Nikolay Olyunin (RUS) Bronze: Alex Deibold (USA) WOMEN ALPINE SKIING Giant slalom Gold: Tina Maze (SLO) Silver: Anna Fenninger (AUT) Bronze: Viktoria Rebensburg (GER) afp

Olympics: Second gold for Maze with giant slalom victory

Slovenian Tina Maze won her second gold of the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday when she added the giant slalom title to her downhill crown. In tricky weather conditions that included heavy snow, torrential rain and fog, the 30-year-old clocked a combined total of 2min 38.87sec over the two runs. Super-G gold medallist Anna Fenninger of Austria claimed silver at just 0.07sec, with defending champion Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany taking bronze a further 0.20sec adrift. lp/dj

Olympics: Ski and symphony as Sochi gets starstruck

German duo Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Viktoria Rebensburg are favourites for Tuesday's Olympic women's giant slalom, but they could be muscled out of the spotlight by a slender violinist from Thailand. Vanessa Mae will trade in her violin for skis and poles when she makes her bow on the Olympic stage after the 35-year-old qualified for the Thailand team. Mae, who competes under her birth father's surname Vanakorn after taking Thai citizenship, has worldwide record sales in excess of 10 million.

Olympics: Ski and symphony as Sochi gets starstruck

German duo Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Viktoria Rebensburg are favourites for Tuesday's Olympic women's giant slalom, but they could be muscled out of the spotlight by a slender violinist from Thailand. Vanessa Mae will trade in her violin for skis and poles when she makes her bow on the Olympic stage after the 35-year-old qualified for the Thailand team. Mae, who competes under her birth father's surname Vanakorn after taking Thai citizenship, has worldwide record sales in excess of 10 million.

Alpine skiing: Women's World Cup super-G results

Results from the women's World Cup super-G on Thursday: Super-G 1. Elisabeth Goergl (AUT) 1min 24.23sec, 2. Maria Hoefl-Riesch (GER) at 0.04sec, 3. Nicole Hosp (AUT) 0.34, 4. Tina Weirather (LIE) 0.69, 5. Anna Fenninger (AUT) 0.74, 6. Tina Maze (SLO) 0.92, 7. Julia Mancuso (USA) 0.98, 8. Verena Stuffer (ITA) 1.24, 9. Stacey Cook (USA) 1.25, 10. Kajsa Kling (SWE) 1.27, -. Dominique Gisin (SUI) 1.27, 12. Daniella Merighetti (ITA) 1.32, 13. Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) 1.35, 14. Viktoria Rebensburg (GER) 1.40, 15. Regina Sterz (AUT) 1.51

Alpine skiing: Women's World Cup super-G results

Results from the women's World Cup super-G on Thursday: Super-G 1. Elisabeth Goergl (AUT) 1min 24.23sec, 2. Maria Hoefl-Riesch (GER) at 0.04sec, 3. Nicole Hosp (AUT) 0.34, 4. Tina Weirather (LIE) 0.69, 5. Anna Fenninger (AUT) 0.74, 6. Tina Maze (SLO) 0.92, 7. Julia Mancuso (USA) 0.98, 8. Verena Stuffer (ITA) 1.24, 9. Stacey Cook (USA) 1.25, 10. Kajsa Kling (SWE) 1.27, -. Dominique Gisin (SUI) 1.27, 12. Daniella Merighetti (ITA) 1.32, 13. Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR) 1.35, 14. Viktoria Rebensburg (GER) 1.40, 15. Regina Sterz (AUT) 1.51

Alpine skiing: Gut wins season-opening giant slalom

Switzerland's Lara Gut won the World Cup season-opening giant slalom race in Soelden on Saturday, taking her first ever win in the discipline. Gut finished first with a total time of 2min 25.16sec, ahead of Austria's Kathrin Zettel at 2:26.00 and Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg at 2:26.44. ssw/as
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