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Germany's Riesch claims combined win at Whistler


By  Unsigned,   Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Germany's Maria Riesch posted the fastest time in the super-G and was then victorious at the ladies super combined at Whistler Mountain.

Riesch collected 100 points in the last race at the 2010 Olympic test events on Sunday thanks to a 0.09 second victory over Austria's Marlies Schild.

The German, who is now only 122 points behind the overall leader Lindsey Vonn (USA), has now won a World Cup race in all events except for the giant slalom.

"The super-G in the morning gave me a very a good base for winning the race because I had more than a second advantage over Marlies," Riesch told reporters, according to Reuters.

"I was a little nervous in the slalom, I didn't want to go out and go home with zero points so my slalom run was a little bit careful."

The Whistler Mountain courses will be used for 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.