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2006-03-18 09:52:55

By Oliver Grassman ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Italian Giorgio Rocca celebrated winning the World Cup men's slalom title on Saturday despite skiing out when leading on the second run in the final race of the season. Rocca's mistake handed victory to Sweden's Markus Larsson who finished in one minute 41.35 seconds, 0.82 ahead of second-placed Frenchman Stephane Tissot and 0.93 ahead of third-placed Thomas Grandi of Canada. Rocca, who clocked the fastest time in the first run, was handed...

2006-03-18 09:11:34

By Oliver Grassman ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Croatian Janica Kostelic won the final women's giant slalom race of the season on Saturday to set a World Cup points record. The 24-year-old, a double World Cup champion after securing the overall and slalom titles, beat Canada's Genevieve Simard by 0.61 seconds with her time of two minutes and 6.41 seconds. Finland's Tanja Poutiainen and Austria's Nicole Hosp tied for third, 1.54 behind the winner. Her win, the 30th of her career, put her...

2006-03-18 07:02:32

ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Janica Kostelic had a World Cup points scoring record in her sights on Saturday after leading the first leg of the final women's giant slalom of the Alpine ski season. The Croatian completed the first run in 1:03.19, edging out Nicole Hosp of Austria by 0.19 seconds. Canada's Genevieve Simard was in third place, 0.53 behind Kostelic who can surpass Pernilla Wiberg's 1997 World Cup record of 1,960 overall points in a single season if she wins. Kostelic has...

2006-03-17 08:03:19

By Oliver Grassman ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Janica Kostelic, already a double World Cup champion, won the final women's Alpine skiing slalom of the season on Friday. The Croatian, who had already wrapped up the overall and slalom cup titles, beat Austrian Marlies Schild into second place by 0.87 seconds with her time of one minute 45.28 seconds. Sweden's Olympic champion Anja Paerson, last year's overall champion who has been skiing at this week's finals despite a knee injury,...

2006-03-17 04:19:08

ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Janica Kostelic led Olympic champion and local favorite Anja Paerson by 0.13 seconds after the first leg of the women's slalom at the World Cup finals on Friday. The Croatian, who has already clinched the slalom title as well as the overall Cup, ran through the course in 52.18 seconds. Sweden's Paerson was in second place while Austrian Marlies Schild, second in the slalom standings and the Olympic bronze medallist, had the third best time of 52.48 seconds....

2006-03-16 09:43:04

By Oliver Grassman ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Janica Kostelic of Croatia clinched the women's overall Alpine skiing World Cup on Thursday after finishing fourth in the season's last super-G, won by Austrian Nicole Hosp. Hosp won her first race in the event by finishing in one minute 19.45 seconds, 0.27 ahead of second-placed compatriot Michaela Dorfmeister and 0.43 ahead of third-placed Martina Ertl-Renz of Germany. Kostelic's only remaining threat Anja Paerson skidded out of the...

2006-03-16 08:20:17

ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Janica Kostelic of Croatia clinched the women's overall Alpine skiing World Cup on Thursday after finishing fourth in the season's last super-G, won by Austrian Nicole Hosp. Hosp won her first race in the event, finishing in one minute 19.45 seconds, 0.27 ahead of compatriot Michaela Dorfmeister. Martina Ertl-Renz of Germany was third in 1:19.88.. Kostelic's only remaining rival, Anja Paerson skidded out of the race, handing the Croatian her third overall...

2006-03-15 11:21:23

By Oliver Grassman ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Sweden's Anja Paerson enhanced her chances of taking the World Cup overall title by winning the women's downhill at the finals on Wednesday. Skiing on hard snow as the last racer, Paerson finished in one minute 24.60 seconds, edging out second-placed American Lindsey Kildow by 0.30 seconds. Austrian Elisabeth Goergl was third, 0.36 behind the winner. Paerson sent the home crowd into raptures and closed the gap behind overall leader Janica...

2006-03-14 08:30:04

By Patrick Lang ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Sweden's Anja Paerson confirmed she was strong favorite for Wednesday's downhill at the World Cup finals when she clocked the fastest time in Tuesday's second training run. In perfect weather, the defending overall champion steamed down the short "WM Strecke" in one minute 24.19 seconds, 1.57 seconds faster than in the first practice run she dominated on Monday. Paerson beat team mate Jessica Lindell-Vikarby by 0.05 seconds on Tuesday with...

2006-03-11 09:31:19

By Oliver Grassman LEVI, Finland (Reuters) - Olympic champion Anja Paerson won the penultimate women's slalom of the Alpine ski season on Saturday and Croatia's Janica Kostelic clinched the event's World Cup title thanks to her second place. Skiing in clear weather and good conditions after snowstorms on the previous day, the Swede finished with a total time of one minute 38.86 seconds, 0.29 seconds ahead of Kostelic. Austrian Nicole Hosp, the silver medallist at last month's Turin...