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SBD Global/January 7, 2014/Finance

Swiss Alpine Skier Lara Gut Tops FIS World Cup's Prize Money List

Swiss Alpine skier Lara Gut "has been the big earner so far this World Cup season, winning 172,500 Swiss francs ($191,000) in prize money," according to Simon Häring of BLICK. The 22-year-old "is currently fourth in the overall World Cup standings but leads the money rankings." Gut "has won four races so far this season" -- two Super-G races, one downhill and one giant slalom. Despite her success, Gut "is unlikely to break Tina Maze's record from last season as the Slovenian won 11 races and earned 701,797 Swiss francs" (BLICK, 1/6).

Men's FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Prize Money Rankings
Name
Country
Earned Prize Money
Aksel Lund Svindal
Norway 169,968 Swiss francs ($188,000)
Marcel Hirscher
Austria
135,130 Swiss francs ($149,500)
Ted Ligety
U.S.
96,990 Swiss francs ($107,300)
Alexis Pinturault
France 61,140 Swiss francs ($67,700)
Erik Guay
Canada
59,000 Swiss francs ($65,300)
Mario Matt
Austria 58,000 Swiss francs ($64,200)
Hannes Reichelt
Austria 57,500 Swiss francs ($63,600)
Patrick Küng
Switzerland 57,000 Swiss francs ($63,000)
Adrien Théaux
France 40,000 Swiss francs ($44,300)
Kjetil Jansrud
Norway
35,000 Swiss francs ($38,700)

Women's FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Prize Money Rankings
Name
Country
Earned Prize Money
Lara Gut
Switzerland 172,500 Swiss francs ($191,000)
Tina Weirather
Liechtenstein
158,090 Swiss francs ($174,700)
Mikaela Shiffrin
U.S.
151,275 Swiss francs ($167,100)
Anna Fenninger
Austria 128,500 Swiss francs ($142,000)
Maria Höfl-Riesch
Germany
120,500 Swiss francs ($133,100)
Jessica Lindell-Vikarby
Sweden 92,000 Swiss francs ($101,600)
Marlies Schild
Austria 89,120 Swiss francs ($98,500)
Tina Maze
Slovenia 66,599 Swiss francs ($73,600)
Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden
Switzerland 65,000 Swiss francs ($71,800)
Maria Pietiläe Holmner
Sweden
56,830 Swiss francs ($62,800)
Source: BLICK
*Ranking as of Jan. 5
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