Skier Tina Maze gets emailed death threat

NESHA STARCEVIC AP Sports Writer Published:

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) -- World Cup-winning skier Tina Maze was placed under police protection for a super-G race on Sunday after an emailed death threat against her.

The Slovenian finished fourth and had two bodyguards close by after the race which was won by Anna Fenninger of Austria. Maze says "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."

The death threat came in an email received Saturday afternoon after Maze had won the downhill on the same slope and become the first skier to collect more than 2,000 points in a season.

Maze wrapped up the overall title a week ago.