World Ski Championships: Lindsey Vonn slides out of super-G

American Lindsey Vonn failed to complete her first race at the 2017 World Ski Championships as Austria's Nicole Schmidhofer won super-G gold.

Schmidhofer, who had never previously won a World Cup race, navigated the course in one minute and 21.34 seconds.

Vonn, 32, made a perfect start but slid out mid-course, managing to avoid a crash and skiing to the finish zone.

"I lost my pole early on and tried to get it back. It was a tactical error but I gave it everything," Vonn said.

"I went too straight and had no chance of making the next gate. I am not disappointed. I don't know why I am losing the pole. I will duct-tape it to my hand."

Vonn, who has 77 World Cup wins, has only featured in two races since returning from an injured knee and broken arm and has not won gold at a World Championships since 2009.

The 2010 Olympic downhill gold medallist says her best chance for a victory in St Moritz, Switzerland is now in Sunday's downhill.

Defending super-G champion, Anna Veith, also failed to register a time as Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein came second and Switzerland's pre-race favourite Lara Gut finished third.

Coverage times

All times GMT. Fixtures and event start times are subject to change. The BBC is not responsible for any changes. Coverage on BBC Red Button can be subject to late schedule changes.

Wednesday, 8 February

Men's Super G - 11:00 GMT - BBC Red Button

Friday, 10 February

Women's Combined - downhill - 09:00 GMT - BBC Red Button

Women's Combined - slalom - 12:00 GMT - BBC Red Button

Saturday, 11 February

Men's Downhill - 11:00 GMT - BBC Red Button

Sunday, 12 February

Women's Downhill - 11:00 GMT - BBC Red Button

Highlights on Ski Sunday on BBC Two (time TBC)

Monday, 13 February

Men's Combined - downhill - 09:00 GMT - BBC Red Button

Men's Combined - slalom - 12:00 GMT - BBC Red Button

Tuesday, 14 February

Team Event - 11:00 GMT - BBC Red Button

Thursday, 16 February

Women's Giant Slalom - first run - 08:45 GMT - BBC Red Button

Women's Giant Slalom - second run - 12:00 GMT - BBC Red Button

Friday, 17 February

Men's Giant Slalom - first run - 08:45 GMT - BBC Red Button

Men's Giant Slalom - second run - 12:00 GMT - BBC Red Button

Saturday, 18 February

Women's Slalom - first run - 08:45 GMT - BBC Red Button

Women's Slalom - second run - 12:00 GMT - BBC Red Button

Sunday, 19 February

Men's Slalom - first run - 08:45 GMT - BBC Red Button

Men's Slalom - second run - 12:00 GMT - BBC Red Button

Highlights on Ski Sunday on BBC Two (time TBC)

National and regional variations

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