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Alpine skiing: Fenninger wins giant slalom at Are


Austria's Anna Fenninger won the giant slalom at the Swedish venue of Are on Thursday for her sixth World Cup victory of the season.

The win also allowed her to cut the deficit on overall World Cup leader, Maria Hoefl-Riesch to under 100 points.

Olympic Super-G gold medallist Fenninger won by 0.21sec from France's Anemone Marmottan who reached her first podium.

Austria's Eva-Maria Brem and Lara Gut of Switzerland shared third place at 0.39sec off the lead.