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Lara Gut suffers season-ending knee injury as Holdener wins historic Combined title, Vonn fifth

Gut suffers season-ending knee injury as Holdener wins historic Combined title

10/02/2017 at 15:41Updated 10/02/2017 at 15:42

Wendy Holdener won the Ladies' Combined event at the Alpine Ski World Championships in St Moritz.

The 23-year-old was handed the title - the first by a Swiss woman since 2001 - after Italy's Sofia Goggia blundered on her slalom and did not finish after having the lead following the downhill section.

World champion Lara Gut has ruptured her left ACL and suffered meniscus damage at the world championships on Friday, according to the Swiss Ski Federation.

Gut was airlifted to hospital after she fell in a training run ahead of the second section.

Another favourite, Michelle Gisin, finished second, with Michaela Kirchgasser of Austria third.

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Lindsey Vonn finished fifth overall after a respectable sixth in the downhill section and fourth in the slalom, despite having to have her weakened right hand taped to her pole.

Video - Gut falls in practice and is airlifted to hospital

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RESULTS

HOLDENER Wendy (combined time) - 1:58.88

GISIN Michelle +0.05

KIRCHGASSER Michaela +0.38

FEIERABEND Denise +0.82

VONN Lindsey +0.85

GAGNON Marie-Michele +1.27

BRIGNONE Federica +1.38

FERK Marusa +1.84

HAASER Ricarda +1.93

MOWINCKEL Ragnhild +1.96

GRENIER Valerie +2.06

BARTHET Anne-Sophie +2.08

SCHEYER Christine +2.35

TVIBERG Maria Therese +2.39

ROSS Laurenne +2.44

MIRADOLI Romane +2.76

LYSDAHL Kristin +2.90

BASSINO Marta +2.90

HOERNBLAD Lisa +3.05

LEDECKA Ester +3.24

CRAWFORD Candace +3.76

COOK Stacey +4.52

WEIDLE Kira +4.93

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