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Vonn continues domination with super-G win

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  • Lindsey Vonn dominating World Cup circuit with seven victories this season
  • American race extends lead in overall world cup standings to nearly 400 points
  • Julien Lizeroux claims men's slalom event at Kranjska Gora in Slovenia
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(CNN) -- Lindsey Vonn of the United States took a stranglehold on the overall World Cup title with victory in the super-G at Bansko on Sunday.

Vonn was celebrating her seventh victory of the World Cup season.

Vonn was celebrating her seventh victory of the World Cup season.

Vonn, who had wrapped up the World Cup downhill title the previous day, scored her first win of the weekend at the Bulgarian resort as she edged out Fabienne Suter of Switzerland and Slovenia's Tina Maze.

Vonn, who won the super-G title at the world championships in Val d'Isere, recorded a time of one minute 14.49 seconds with Suter over half a second adrift and Maze nearly a second behind.

It was the seventh win of the season for Vonn, who extends her lead in the overall standings to 391 points over Germany's Maria Riesch.

Riesch, who finished fifth on Sunday, is running out of races to deny Vonn her second straight overall crown.

It was a welcome return to top form for Vonn, who cut her hand while celebrating her downhill triumph for a second gold at the world championships and has been hampered since by the injury.

On the men's World Cup circuit, France's Julien Lizeroux won Sunday's slalom competition at Kranjska Gora in Slovenia.

Italy's Giuliano Razzoli finished second with Germany's Felix Neureuther completing the podium.

Austria's Benjamin Raich claimed fourth place to cut the gap on overall World Cup leader Ivica Kostelic to just two points.

Croatia's Kostelic is currently hampered by a back injury and finished back in 11th.

French hero Jean-Baptiste Grange made a mistake on the second run to finish a lowly 29th, missing the chance to wrap up the World Cup slalom title.

Lizeroux, who claimed two silver medals at the world championships on home snow, continued his superb form after his recent victory in Kitzbuehel.

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