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Vonn wins super-G to extend overall lead

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  • Lindsey Vonn and Manfred Moelgg win World Cup events in Garmisch
  • Vonn claims women's super-G and Moelgg takes men's slalom
  • Alpine skiing world championships start in Val d'Isere on Tuesday
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(CNN) -- Lindsey Vonn extended her lead in the overall World Cup standings with victory in the super-G at Garmish-Partenkirchen on Sunday.

Moelgg (right) celebrates on the podium with fellow Italian Rocca after their one-two.

Moelgg (right) celebrates on the podium with fellow Italian Rocca after their one-two.

Vonn, who had taken the slalom on Friday, made it a double cause for celebration in the final round of racing before this week's world alpine skiing championships in Val d'Isere.

On the men's circuit, Manfred Moelgg and Giorgio Rocca gave Italy a one-two in a men's slalom at the same resort.

The women's super-G had been called off on Saturday along with a men's downhill, but Vonn took full advantage when action resumed.

She produced a run of one minute 22.16 seconds to relegate Sweden's Anja Paerson to second place, nearly half a second adrift.

Another Swede, Jessica Lindell-Vikarby finished third to complete the podium.

Vonn, the defending overall champion, stretches her lead over Maria Reisch to a commanding 179 points.

Home skier Reisch finished fifth in the super-G and like Vonn will be a major challenger next week. Ever-consistent Paerson remains third in the overall standings.

Moelgg stepped up his defense of the World Cup slalom title with a timely win, but both Italians had to overhaul Reinfried Herbst of Austria after the first run.

Moelgg was superb on his second time down for a combined time of one minute 46.77 seconds.

Rocca, the dominant force in slalom in 2006 before injury struck, recorded one minute 47.06 seconds with Herbst in third as he tried to double up on his win on home snow last week.

The focus now turns to Val d'Isere in France where 11 gold medals will be at stake in the 12-day global championship.

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