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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, March 17, 2013 8:28 am

Tina Maze ends WCup season with giant slalom win

The Associated Press

Tina Maze rebounded from her heartbreaking World Cup slalom title defeat to Mikaela Shiffrin by ending her historic season with a giant slalom victory on Sunday.

Maze performed her trademark celebration cartwheel in the finish area after first-run leader Tessa Worley of France fell 0.35 seconds behind her winning two-run time of 2 minutes, 16.67 seconds. Lara Gut of Switzerland was third, 1.38 back.

The Slovenian racer's 11th World Cup victory this season extended her record overall points total, after two big disappointments here.

On Saturday, Maze's first-run slalom lead couldn't withstand American teenager's Shiffrin astonishing second run to victory.

Wednesday's canceled downhill denied Maze the chance to overhaul the injured Lindsey Vonn.

Earlier Sunday, Maria Hoefl-Riesch appeared injured after skiing out in the first run.