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Alpine Skiing: Jansrud wins World Cup super-G

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Kjetil Jansrud of Norway continued his fine run of recent form by winning the men's alpine skiing World Cup super-G race in Kvitfjell, Norway on Sunday.

The 28-year-old Olympic champion in the discipline made it two wins in three days following his joint first finish with Austria's Georg Streitberger in a downhill on Friday.

Jansrud took the super-G honours ahead of Swizerland's Patrick Kueng and downhill Olympic champion Matthias Mayer of Austria, who collected his second podium finish in two days having entered it without ever finishing in the top three in World Cup racing.

It was his third career win on the World Cup circuit -- all three coming at home in Norway -- and comes hard on the heels of a fine display at Sochi where he won gold in the super-G and bronze in the downhill.

There was satisfaction also for another Norwegian in the shape of Aksel Lund Svindal as his fourth place in the Kvitfjell super-G allowed him to increase his lead over Austrian Marcel Hirscher in the overall World Cup standings to 77 points.

The points he collected also assured him of winning the World Cup in the super-G category.

Only six races remain the World Cup season, but four of them are favourable to overall title-holder Hirscher, who did not ski in Norway.

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