Puchner records narrow win for second ever World Cup triumph

Puchner records narrow win for second ever World Cup triumph
By Sportsbeat

14/03/2019 at 02:47Updated 14/03/2019 at 03:39

Mirjam Puchner took the second World Cup victory of her career as she topped the podium in the downhill in Andorra.

The Austrian crossed the line in 1:32.91 as she notched a win for the first time in three years.

She beat Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg by just 0.03 seconds as her runner up spot in Grandvalira Soldeu made it her fourth second-place finish in 2019.

Switzerland's Corrine Suter was a further 0.05 seconds behind the victor, as she grabbed her second third-place finish of the season.

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Italy's Nadia Fanchini was fourth, as she crossed the line 0.24 seconds behind Puchner, but narrowly ahead of fifth-placed Tamara Tippler, from Austria, a further 0.02 seconds back.

The top three in the downhill World Cup standings are all Austrian, with Nicole Schmidhofer (444 points) leading from Ramona Siebenhofer (354 points) and Stephanie Venier (340 points).

America's Mikaela Shiffrin is way out in front on the overall World Cup standings with 1954 points, ahead of Slovakia's Petra Vlhova (1235 points).

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