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Jessica Lindell-Vikarby reacts to her winning run in Monday's World Cup super-G in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. ((Agence Zoom/Getty Images))

Jessica Lindell-Vikarby of Sweden won a super-G in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, on Monday for her first World Cup victory.

Overcoming the soft snow that hampered the race favourites, the 23-year-old completed the 1,850-metre Olympia delle Tofane course in one minute 25.13 seconds. That was good for a 0.81-second margin of victory over Austria's Anna Fenninger. Switzerland's Andrea Dettling was third, 0.87 of a second back.

It marked the best career results for each of the top three. Lindell-Vikarby's previous best finish was third in a super-G in Lake Louise, Alta., two seasons ago.

"I didn't make any mistakes. I was really fast on top, especially at that one gate where everyone got pushed around," Lindell-Vikarby said. "Cortina has always been one of my favourite places and I know the course really well. This is my fifth time here."

Britt Janyk of Whistler, B.C., was 12th, 1.14 seconds behind the winner.

"I felt very positive about my skiing throughout the course, especially at the top," Janyk said. "Unfortunately, I just over-skied one turn and that was enough to push me back."

Lead extended

Kelly VanderBeek of Kitchener, Ont., was 20th despite suffering a nasty crash in training that left her with two bad shoulders and assorted bumps and bruises. Larisa Yurkiw of Owen Sound, Ont., was 39th, and Emilie Desforges of Montreal was 53rd. Emily Brydon of Fernie, B.C., did not finish.

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. finished eighth and extended her lead in the overall World Cup standings ahead of Maria Riesch and Anja Paerson, who both fell and did not finish. Neither woman was seriously injured.

Vonn leads the overall standings with 914 points, Riesch is next with 810 points and Paerson was joined in third by Sunday's giant slalom winner Kathrin Zettel with 775 points each. Zettel was 11th in the super-G.

The top Canadian is Brydon, who's 25th with 179 points.

The race was rescheduled from last week following a blizzard that dumped more than 1.2 metres of snow on Cortina.

With files from the Associated Press