Updated: Monday, 09 December 2013 04:01 | By Agence France-Presse

Gut wins Lake Louise super-G

Switzerland's Lara Gut won a women's alpine World Cup super-G on Sunday as American Lindsey Vonn's injury comeback gathered steam.


Gut wins Lake Louise super-G

Switzerland's Lara Gut celebrates her victory in the Women's Super-G during the alpine skiing FIS World Cup in Lake Louise, Canada, on December 8, 2013

Gut clocked 1min 22.86sec to edge Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather by just 0.03sec. Austrian Anna Fenninger was third, 0.33sec behind the winner.

Vonn, who returned to racing this week after a 10-month injury absence, improved again in her third start in as many days.

She was 40th in Friday's downhill, 11th in Saturday's downhill and fifth on Sunday, 0.85sec behind Gut.

Gut, 22, notched her fourth victory of the season, which will be highlighted by February's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

She regained the lead in the overall World Cup standings ahead of German Maria Hoefl-Riesch, who had moved to the top on the strength of back-to-back downhill victories on Friday and Saturday but settled for 19th place on Sunday, 1.70sec adrift.

After two weeks in North America -- with races in Beaver Creek, Colorado, preceding the Lake Louise stop, the women's alpine World Cup shifts back to Europe next weekend with a super-G scheduled for Saturday and a giant slalom on Sunday in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

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