Skiing Eder ready

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Eder ready

With several of the favourites skidding out, Austria's Elfi Eder stayed on her skis to collect her third World Cup slalom victory of the season at Semmering, in Austria, yesterday. Eder finished with a two-run combined time of 1 minute 40.70 seconds, giving the Austrian women their seventh victory of the season. Fourth after the first leg, Eder turned in the second fastest time of the second run, 48.55 seconds. She then saw Sweden's Kristina Andersson and New Zealand's Claudia Riegler fail to better her time. And the 25-year-old Austrian finally secured the victory when Urska Hrovat, the leader after the first leg, crashed out. Yesterday's win cemented Eder's place at the top of the slalom standings with 360 points.