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Alpine skiing: Ligety fastest in giant slalom first leg

Ted Ligety of the United States clocked the fastest time in the first leg of Saturday's World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora. Ligety timed 1min 12.66sec, with Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen second fastest, 0.42sec off the pace, and Matts Olsson of Sweden third fastest, a further 0.08sec slower. Austrian giant slalom specialist Marcel Hirscher was back in fifth place, 0.74sec behind Ligety's timne. Overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway was only 14th fastest, 1.49sec off the lead. The second leg is scheduled to start at 1130 GMT.

Alpine skiing: No stopping slalom star Shiffrin in Sweden

World and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States set the pace in the first leg of Saturday's slalom World Cup race in Äre, Sweden. The American teenager clocked 52.99sec to lead from Swedish pair Frida Hansdotter and Maria Pietilae-Holmner, who were respectively 0.66 and 0.80sec off the pace. Hansdotter is Shiffrin's main rival for the World Cup title, but if the girl from Colorado wins in Are, she will be assured or retaining her crown.

Alpine skiing: Fenninger takes back-to-back Sweden wins

Olympic Super-G champion Anna Fenninger of Austria won her second World Cup race in two days on Friday when she captured the giant slalom at Are. The 24-year-old had also won Thursday's giant slalom. On Friday, she timed 2min 00.15sec with Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg and Sweden's Jessica Lindell-Vikarby at 0.61sec and 0.68sec further back. Her double success allowed Fenninger to take top spot in the World Cup overall standings, deposing Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch, who was 10th on Friday. asc/jta/dj/bc

Alpine Skiing: Women's World Cup results

Women's World Cup alpine skiing results on Sunday after the downhill at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana: 1. Andrea Fischbacher (AUT) 1min 34sec 2. Anna Fenninger (AUT) 1:34.15 3. Tina Maze (SLO) 1:34.47 4. Elisabeth Goergl (AUT) 1:34.49 5. Edit Miklos (HUN) 1:34.82 6. Lotte Smiseth Sejersted (NOR) 1:34.83 7. Fabienne Suter (SUI) 1:34.94 8. Nicole Schmidhofer (AUT) 1:35.08 9. Maria Hoefl-Riesch (GER) 1:35.26 10. Dominique Gisin (SUI) 1:35.35 11. Nicole Hosp (AUT) 1:35.41

Alpine Skiing: Jansrud wins World Cup super-G

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.

Alpine Skiing: Jansrud wins World Cup super-G

Kjetil Jansrud of Norway won 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 finished with Austria's Georg Streitberger in a downhill on Friday. Jansrud took the super-G honours ahead of Swizerland's Patrick Kueng and Matthias Mayer of Austria. tba/ak

Alpine Skiing: Men's World Cup results

Men's World Cup alpine skiing results on Sunday after the super-G at the Norwegian resort of Kvitfjell: 1. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) 1min 31.39sec 2. Patrick Kueng (SUI) 1:31.65 3. Matthias Mayer (AUT) 1:31.72 4. Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) 1:31.83 5. Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT) 1:31.87 6. Romed Baumann (AUT) 1:31.97 7. Andrew Weibrecht (USA) 1:32.03 8. Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CAN) 1:32.09 9. Erik Guay (CAN) 1:32.12 9. Matteo Marsaglia (ITA) 1:32.12 11. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) 1:32.17

Alpine Skiing: Fischbacher wins World Cup downhill

Andrea Fischbacher of Austria won her first World Cup race in over five years at Crans-Montana on Sunday, taking a closely-fought downhill. The 28-year-old Olympic downhill gold medallist at the 2010 Vancouver Games last won in the World Cup in a downhill at Bansko, Bulgaria in 2009. Fischbacher went fastest in Crans-Montana ahead of fellow Austrian Anna Fenninger with Olympic champion Tina Maze of Slovenia in third. Overall World Cup leader Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany could only place ninth, allowing nearest rival Anna Fenninger to close the gap at the top.

Alpine Skiing: Men's World Cup results

Men's World Cup alpine skiing results on Sunday after the super-G at the Norwegian resort of Kvitfjell: 1. Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) 1min 31.39sec 2. Patrick Kueng (SUI) 1:31.65 3. Matthias Mayer (AUT) 1:31.72 4. Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR) 1:31.83 5. Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT) 1:31.87 6. Romed Baumann (AUT) 1:31.97 7. Andrew Weibrecht (USA) 1:32.03 8. Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CAN) 1:32.09 9. Erik Guay (CAN) 1:32.12 9. Matteo Marsaglia (ITA) 1:32.12 11. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR) 1:32.17

Alpine Skiing: Jansrud wins World Cup super-G

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.
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