Tine Maze wins super-G world title as Lindsey Vonn suffers heavy fall
Last Updated: 05/02/13 4:56pm
Tina Maze: Won event marred by serious crash involving Lindsey Vonn
Tina Maze became the first Slovenian to win a gold medal in the Alpine World Ski Championships as she took the women's super-G title in Schladming.
The overall World Cup leader set a winning time of 1 minute 35.39 seconds to win an event which was marred by a crash involving American star Lindsey Vonn.
Vonn lost balance on landing after a jump a jump and had to be airlifted to hospital with ruptured knee ligaments.
Lara Gut of Switzerland claimed the silver medal behind Maze, while Julia Mancuso added another major championships medal ton her collection by finishing third.
"The gold medal means a lot to me. I had a great run. Slovenia is a small country and has so many great athletes. That makes me really happy," maze said.
The race had been delayed by three hours due to fog and was halted after 36 races because new fog clouds were moving in. However, the results stand as the top 30 skiers had started their runs.
Maze added: "I was prepared for a long day. World championships are special, you have to stay focused. I knew we would race today despite all the delays."
Several racers struggled in the poor visibility, with the likes of Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Anna Fenninger failing to complete their runs.