Alpine Skiing: Matt wins World Cup slalom

Mario Matt of Austria won the men's World Cup slalom at Val d'Isere on Sunday for the 15th victory of his career.

The 34-year-old veteran former world champion was quickest on the first run and he never looked like giving that up second time out, winning by over half a second from Mattias Hargin of Sweden with Patrick Thaler of Italy in third.

Favourite Marcel Hirscher of Austria failed to qualify on time for the second leg after he made two bad mistakes on his first run.