Austria's Andrea Fischbacher sees off Vonn and Riesch The Herminator's cousin races to Super-G gold

Austrian Andrea Fischbacher
Women's Super-G
Fischbacher sees off Vonn challenge
The scream of an Olympic champion: Austrian Andrea Fischbacher.
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21.02.2010 - 13:54 UHR

Austria’s Andrea Fischbacher stole the show from golden girls Lindsey Vonn and Maria Riesch as she raced to victory in the women's Super-G.

Vonn had been the favourite to win after dominating the downhill on Wednesday.

But Fischbacher dashed her dreams of a double gold by taking 0.74 seconds off the US skier’s time of 1 minute 20.88.

And as if that wasn’t bad enough, Slovenia’s Tina Maze snapped up silver, leaving Vonn to finish in third place. German star Riesch only managed a mediocre eighth place.

The 24 year old’s secret to success? Her good genes!

Fischbacher is ski legend Hermann Maier’s second cousin. The ‘Herminator’ has two Olympic golds to his name, one of them a Super-G win.

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