Skiing: Tina Weirather emulated her parents by winning her first World Cup race
Last Updated: March 1, 2013 12:42pm
Tina Weirather: Emulated parents Harti and Hanni
Tina Weirather secured her maiden World Cup victory when denying Tina Maze in Friday's super-G in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
The 23-year-old thus emulated her world champion parents Harti Weirather and Hanni Wentzel in clinching World Cup success.
Liechtenstein's Weirather rescued a disappointing season in clocking one minute 19.82 seconds to beat runaway overall points leader Maze by 0.12secs.
Maze was actually joined in second place by American Julia Mancuso but the Slovenian remains on course to break the 2,000 points barrier this season.
Her tally is now 1,924 with a downhill and second super-G to come this weekend.
She also remains 65 points clear of Mancuso in the super-G standings.
Weirather has had six podium finishes over the last two seasons and was relieved to finally cross the line in front.
"After 74 starts, victory at last. I can hardly believe what's happening to me," said Weirather, whose career was hampered by a serious ligament injury which ruined her 2010 and 2011 seasons.
"It's been a long road, I spent weeks and months struggling and it's not easy to recover when you hit rock bottom."
Father Harti - a winner of six downhills - and mother Hanni - a 33-time World Cup winner - were both present for what was a famous win.