Anna Fenninger won the Olympic super-G on Saturday in a race in which many of the early skiers struggled to get down the tricky course in Sochi.
The 24-year-old Austrian finished in one minute, 25.52 seconds, edging Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany by 0.55 seconds. Nicole Hosp of Austria was third.
The combination of soft snow and a tight course design by Florian Winkler of Austria had early skiers struggling to make it down. Of the opening eight racers, seven didn't finish.
Marie-Pier Prefontaine of Saint-Saveur, Que., placed 20th in 1:28.67. Larisa Yurkiw of Owen Sound, Ont., did not finish. She missed a gate just seconds into her run.
The Austrians maintain their dominance in this Olympic event. Fenninger and Hosp make it eight of a possible 24 medals since the super-G began at the 1988 Calgary Games.
Pre-race favourites Lara Gut of Switzerland and Tina Maze of Slovenia were fourth and fifth. Julia Mancuso of the U.S. was eighth.