Updated: Saturday, 08 March 2014 03:31 | By Agence France-Presse

Fenninger takes back-to-back Sweden skiing wins

Olympic Super-G champion Anna Fenninger of Austria won her second World Cup race in two days on Friday when she captured the giant slalom at Are.


Fenninger takes back-to-back Sweden skiing wins

Austria's Anna Fenninger reacts after crossing the finish line of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's giant slalom in Are, Sweden, on March 7, 2014 - by Jonathan Nackstrand

The 24-year-old had also won Thursday's first giant slalom at the Swedish venue.

On Friday, she timed 2min 00.15sec with Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg and Sweden's Jessica Lindell-Vikarby at 0.61sec and 0.68sec further back.

Her double success allowed Fenninger to take top spot in the World Cup overall standings, deposing Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch, who was 10th on Friday.

She has a seven-point lead over the German with five rounds left in the World Cup season.

Fenninger had already been the fastest in the first run on Friday ahead of France's Anemone Marmottan who had taken her first podium finish with a second place finish on Thursday.

In the World Cup giant slalom standings, Lindell-Vikarby has a 14-point lead over Fenninger.

On Saturday, Hoefl-Riesch will look to reclaim the overall top spot when she goes in the slalom.

Fenninger will not race Saturday.

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