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Paerson Wins Super-G in Snowstorm

January 27, 2006

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) _ Defending overall champion Anja Paerson won a World Cup super-G race in a snowstorm Friday, with Americans Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Kildow finishing second and third.

Mancuso was second, .034 seconds behind Paerson, who covered the Olympia delle Tofane course in 1 minute, 16.75 seconds. Kildow was 0.78 back, with overall points leader Janica Kostelic finishing fourth.

The race, which was delayed for 2 1/2 hours, was run in poor visibility conditions.

Austria’s trio of speed experts _ Alexandra Meissnitzer, Renate Goetschl and Michaela Dorfmeister _ struggled.

Meissnitzer, who had her left knee examined following a fall in downhill training Tuesday, was seventh. Goetschl, who holds a record eight wins in Cortina, was eighth. Dorfmeister was 10th, her first non-podium finish in super-G this season.

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