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Hoefl-Riesch wins again at Lake Louise

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According to the International Ski Federation website, Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany was dominant for the second consecutive day in winning a women's alpine skiing World Cup downhill race at Lake Louise, Alberta on Saturday, an hour west of Calgary.

Hoefl-Riesch posted a time of 1:55.09 and was 0.34 seconds faster than Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein. Anna Fenninger of Austria won the bronze medal with a time of 1:55.56. The German star won Friday's race by 0.7 seconds.

With American skiing sensation Lindsey Vonn struggling to get back into form after a knee injury, Hoefl-Riesch is in the process of emerging out of Vonn's shadow in the speed events, and could just be the women's skier to beat at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

At the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Hoefl-Riesch made a name for herself in the technical alpine skiing events by winning the gold medals in the women's super combined and slalom disciplines.

On Sunday, there will be a women's super giant slalom at Lake Louise before the circuit moves to St. Moritz, Switzerland next weekend.

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