Kreiner extends overall lead with victory in Rogla

January 31, 2015 4:55 pm
Marion Kreiner extended her overall lead in the FIS Alpine Snowboard
World Cup standings with victory in the parallel giant slalom in Rogla.
Austrian triumphed in Saturday’s Big Final by 0.77 seconds from
compatriot Ina Meschik, giving her a 100 per cent record in the parallel
giant slalom races this season.
Having won the first race in
Carezza in December, the 33-year-old followed it up with a comfortable
victory in Slovenia, dominating all four rounds.

Kreiner was
fastest in qualifying and used that to her advantage to overcome Emilie
Aurange and Sabine Schoffmann in the early rounds.
She went on to
beat Selina Jorg in the semi-final by 0.60secs to book her Big Final
place, and confidently took full points with victory over Meschik.
latter had overcome Amelie Kober, Julia Dujmovits and Tomoka Takeuchi
to make the final, but she was unable to stop Kreiner picking up her
second win of the season.
In the Small Final, Jorg beat Takeuchi by 0.02secs to claim the final podium place and boost her overall parallel standings.
Kreiner’s win means she leads the giant slalom standings by 1000 points from Jorg, while her overall lead is now at 910 points.

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