NEWS
03/17/2016 09:28 EDT | Updated 03/18/2017 01:12 EDT

Overall champion Gut overtakes Vonn to win super-G title

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Lara Gut won the season-long super-G title on Thursday, finishing second behind Tina Weirather at the World Cup finals and overtaking the injured Lindsey Vonn for the crystal globe.

The overall champion from Switzerland was only 19 points behind Vonn heading into the final race and needed to finish at least sixth to surpass the American, who injured her knee in a crash in a super-G in Andorra last month.

Gut finished 0.41 seconds behind Weirather on the Corviglia slope, with Cornelia Huetter third, 0.59 seconds off the pace.

Huetter finished fourth in the super-G standings, just behind Vonn, who was in St. Moritz after flying in to pick up her downhill title on Wednesday.

It was a second super-G trophy for Gut after her triumph in the discipline two years ago.

Gut was more than a half second slower than Weirather at the halfway point, but she improved on the latter half of the slope to finish second.

Weirather recorded her second World Cup victory of the season. She won another super-G in La Thuile, Italy, on Feb. 21.

Seven skiers did not finish on the tricky course, including five of the first eight racers.

Daniella Matar, The Associated Press