World Cup skiing: Lindsey Vonn completes Lake Louise hat-trick
Last Updated: 03/12/12 6:53pm
Lindsey Vonn: American continued her dominance in Lake Louise
Lindsey Vonn achieved her second Lake Louise World Cup treble in as many years with victory in Sunday's Super-G.
The American clocked one minute and 22.82 seconds to earn her 14th victory in total at the Canadian resort - and seventh in succession.
With 56 victories, the four-time World Cup champion is now the second most successful skier in the history of the competition behind Austria's Annemarie Moser-Proell, whose record is 62 wins.
Julia Mancuso completed a fine weekend for the United States team by finishing second, 0.43 seconds behind, emulating compatriot Stacey Cook, runner-up in both Friday's and Saturday's downhills behind Vonn.
Austria's Anna Fenninger took the last podium spot, 0.02 seconds behind Mancuso.
Tina Maze retained the overall World cup lead by finishing a solid fourth, 0.62 off Vonn's pace.
The Slovenian has 397 points, ahead of Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch on 319, while Vonn is back in third place with 300 points.
The women's World Cup circuit returns to Europe next weekend with a giant slalom and two Super-Gs in St Moritz.
Ted Ligety cruised to his second World Cup giant slalom victory of the season at Beaver Creek.
The American's 13th career win in the discipline - and third at the Colorado resort - came in a combined time of two minutes 25.59 seconds.
Marcel Hirscher of Austria finished in second place, 1.76 seconds back, with Italian Davide Simoncelli claiming third for his first podium in two years.
Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal was sixth and retained his overall World Cup lead with 400 points, ahead of Ligety who has 320.