Tessa Worley beats Tina Maze to win giant slalom at Alpine World Ski Championships
Last Updated: 14/02/13 5:19pm
Tessa Worley: Won giant slalom gold at the world championships
Tessa Worley of France saw off big favourite Tina Maze by over a second to claim gold in the giant slalom at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming.
Worley built on a 1.09-second lead after the first run to triumph in a total time of 2 minutes 8.06 seconds, 1.12secs ahead of defending champion Maze.
Maze, who won her third medal of the championships following gold in the super-G and silver in the super-combined, moved up from fourth after a disappointing first run.
"It was a really hard and tough course," Worley said.
"I felt very confident because I know I ski really well on difficult slopes, so I wanted to push hard and not make any mistakes.
"The French team has been doing so well and that gave me great momentum, and this huge crowd created a great atmosphere."
Worley's gold was the second of the championships for France after Marion Rolland won the women's downhill last Sunday.
Austria's Anna Fenninger took the bronze medal, 0.06secs behind Maze.