Tina Maze Unfazed by Death Threat

Police provide protection

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World champion skier Tina Maze.     Photo: Viviana Coloma/Flickr

After skier Tina Maze won the women's overall World Cup title and set a new points record for the season, a little thing like a death threat wasn't about to bring her down.

Maze showed up to the super-G at Germisch-Partenkirchen with police protection and two bodyguards after receiving the emailed threat on Saturday afternoon. She finished fourth in the race.

"That's sad. If somebody is strong and showing good performances and perfect in the thing you are doing, there are people who want to disturb you," Maze said after her race. "I guess it's part of the game, but it didn't disturb me that much."

"It shouldn't be part of the game but life is not perfect. It's not nice for me, it's not nice for my team. I haven't seen the email ... they want to ruin your day, ruin the record, but I enjoyed the day 100 percent," Maze said.

Via USA Today

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