Austria's Fenninger wins gold in women's Super-G

Krasnaya Polyana, Russia ( - Austrian alpine skier Anna Fenninger won gold in the women's Super-G on Saturday at the Sochi Olympics from Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

Fenninger recorded the fastest time on a tricky Super-G course that left 18 skiers unable to finish. The 24-year-old Austrian posted a time of 1 minute, 25.52 seconds, .55 seconds faster than super combined champion Maria Hoefl- Riesch of Germany.

Fenninger became the third straight Austrian woman to grab gold in the Super- G, while countrymate Nicole Hosp, the runner-up to Hoefl-Riesch in the super combined, posted a time of 1:26.18 to bring home bronze.

American Julia Mancuso, the bronze medalist in the super combined, finished in eighth with a time of 1:27.04.

Swiss skier Laura Gut, who won bronze at these Olympics in the women's downhill, finished in fourth, followed by downhill co-champion Tina Maze of Slovenia.

Swiss Dominique Gisin, who shared the downhill gold with Maze, crashed during her trip down the slope, while Marie-Pier Prefontaine posted the best result of any Canadian in the competition after ending up in 20th.