Sch­mid­hofer pre­vails again

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - SPORTS SUNDAY -

Ni­cole Sch­mid­hofer won the World Cup women’s down­hill at Lake Louise, Al­berta, for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive day.

The Aus­trian was even faster than she was in Fri­day’s sea­son opener with a time of 1 minute, 47.68 sec­onds. Team­mate Cor­nelia

Hut­ter was sec­ond, 0.44 sec­onds be­hind. Michelle

Gisin of Switzer­land was third, 0.47 sec­onds back, and two-time over­all World Cup win­ner Mikaela Shiffrin wound up fourth. In other news:

• Max Franz of Aus­tria con­quered the snow and fog at Beaver Creek, Colo., for his first World Cup su­per-G vic­tory. Rac­ing was de­layed an hour as course work­ers cleared a con­sid­er­able amount of snow from the track. With snowflakes still falling, Franz found just a lit­tle more speed in a tightly con­tested event. He fin­ished in 1 minute, 1.91 sec­onds, hold­ing off Mauro

Caviezel of Switzer­land by 0.33 sec­onds. There was a three-way tie for third among Nor­we­gian team­mates Ak­sel Lund Svin­dal and Alek­sander Aamodt Kilde and Italy’s Do­minik Paris. The trio was 0.41 sec­onds be­hind.

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