Dorfmeister posts 2nd super-G win of season |

Dorfmeister posts 2nd super-G win of season

Michaela Dorfmeister of Austria celebrates after winning an alpine ski women's World Cup super-G race, in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland – Michaela Dorfmeister overcame quite a bit to win Friday’s women’s World Cup super-G.

There was a tricky course. Then, overcrowding at inspection time. And finally there was the pressure on the reigning super-G World Cup champion.Dorfmeister persevered and covered the bumpy 2,358-meter Corviglia course in 1 minute, 17.20 seconds – 0.40 ahead of runner-up Tina Maze of Slovenia.

“I am very proud I won this,” said Dorfmeister, who was the super-G world champion on the same course in 2003. “This is one of the most difficult super-G courses I have ever raced.”It was also difficult because I was leading the standings and wearing the red bib so I was the favorite. I had put some pressure on myself, and there was some from the journalists and the (Austrian ski) federation.”

Overcoming the other obstacles made the win even sweeter.”It was difficult to make inspection today,” she said. “So many people were in the line. I don’t know what they were doing there. Course workers or officials, I don’t know what they were doing.”

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