Sport in Short: Skiing

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MEN'S ALPINE WORLD CUP (Whistler, British Columbia): Saturday: Downhill: 1 A Skaardal (Nor) 2min 10.97sec; 2 T Moe (US) 2:11.96; 3 F Heinzer (Swit) 2:12.09; 4 C Mullen (Can) 2:12.18; 5 C Ple (Fr) 2:12.19; 6 P Rzehak (Aut) 2:12.32; 7 M Girardelli (Lux) 2:12.39; 8 P Ortlieb (Aut) 2:12.43; 9 A Assinger (Aut) 2:12.60; 10 R Boyd (Can) 2:12.79; 11 B li Kernen (Swit) 2:12.80; 12 R Socher (Can) 2:12.85; 13 M Wasmeier (Ger) 2:12.87; 14= C Fivel (Fr) 2:13.21, J-E Thorsen (Nor) 2:13.21; 39 G Bell (GB) 2:15.24. Did not start: M Bell (GB). World Cup downhill standings: 1 Heinzer 484pts; 2 Skaardal 320; 3 Besse 307; 4 Girardelli 267; 5 Ortlieb 243; 6 Mahrer 226; 7 P Rzehak (Aut) 191; 8 Stock 188; 9= P Runggaldier (It), Mader 167; 11 P Vitalini (It) 153; 12= D Rey (Fr), H Trinkl (Aut) 144; 14 Thorsen 129; 15 Moe 124. Yesterday: Super-g: 1 G Mader (Aut) 1min 20.66sec; 2 F Heinzer (Swit) 1:20.70; 3 P Ortlieb (Aut) 1:21.20; 4 M Wasmeier (Ger) 1:21.44; 5 A Skaardal (Nor) 1:21.45; 6 M Girardelli (Lux) 1:21.59; 7 K A Aamodt (Nor) 1:21.62; 8 A Senigagliesi (It) 1:21.65; 9 D Mahrer (Swit) 1:21.67; 10 J E Thorsen (Nor) 1:21.70; 11 T Stiansen (Nor) 1:22.02; 12= W Perathoner (It), T Moe (US) 1:22.12; 14 F Nyberg (Swe) 1:22.14; 15= B Il Kernen (Swit), S Eberharter (Aut) 1:22.15. Selected: 37 M Bell (GB) 1:23.26; 59 G Bell (GB) 1:24.68. Overall World Cup standings: 1 Girardelli 1,149 points; 2 Aamodt (Nor) 702; 3 A Tomba (It) 692; 4 Heinzer 676; 5 G Mader (Aut) 661; 6 Skaardal 489; 7 Otlieb 454; 8 T Fogdoe (Swe) 445; 9 Thorsen 387; 10 W Besse (Swit) 375; 11 L Kjus (Nor) 348; 12 H Strolz (Aut) 312; 13 T Stangassinger (Aut) 302; 14 D Mahrer (Swit) 277; 15 J Kosir (Slov) 276.

Nations Cup standings: 1 Austria 8,026pts; 2 Switzerland 4,857; 3 Germany 3,739; 4 Italy 3,372; 5 Norway 3,185.

WOMEN'S ALPINE WORLD CUP (Veysonnaz, Swit): Saturday: Downhill: 1 A Haas (Aut) 1min 34.47sec; 2 R Cavagnoud (Fr) 1:34.59; 3= H Zurbriggen (Swit) and K Pace (Can) 1:35.11; 5 B Sadleder (Aut) 1:36.31; 6 K Seizinger (Ger) 1:36.31; 7= T Lebedeva (Ukr) and V Stallmaier (Aut) 1:36.96; 9 U Stanggassinger (Ger) 1:37.69; 10 P Street (US) 1:38.34; 11 M Vogt (Ger) 1:39.07; 12 H Zeller (Swit) 1:39.85; 13 R Renoth (Ger) 1:40.67; 14 C Montillet (Fr) 1:40.94; 15 A Wachter (Aut) 1:42.10. GB: 46 D Pratt 1:46.37. Yesterday: Super-g: 1 C Merle (Fr) 1:28.50; 2 A Wachter (Aut) 1:28.89; 3 R Cavagnoud (Fr) 1:29.12; 4 D Compagnoni (It) 1:29.13; 5 H Zurbriggen (Swit) 1:29.33; 6 K Lee- Gartner (Can) 1:29.48; 7 U Maier (Aut) 1:29.85; 8 R Haeusl (Ger) 1:29.90; 9= S Eder (Aut), K Seizinger (Ger) 1:30.08; 11 M Suhadolc (Slov) 1:30.16; 12 M Vogt (Ger) 1:30.21; 13 H Zeller (Swit) 1:30.33; 14 M Ertl (Ger) 1:30.34; 15 B Sadleder (Aut) 1:30.42. Leading super-g standings: 1 Merle 254; 2 Maier 247; 3 Wachter 217; 4 Seizinger 191; 5 Eder 189; 6 Lee-Gartner 131; 7 Haeusl 112; 8 A Loedemel (Nor) 110; 9 R Cavagnoud (Fr) 108; 10 Zurbriggen 99; 11 M Gerety (US) 85; 12 Zeller 84; 13 T Lebedeva (Rus) 83; 14 S Schuster (Aut) 77; 15 V Zelenskaya (Rus) 74. Overall World Cup standings: 1 Wachter 954; 2 Merle 764; 3 Seizinger 752; 4 Vogt 505; 5 Maier 456; 6 Lee-Gartner 440; 7 Zurbriggen 374; 8 V Schneider (Swit) 370; 9 Bournissen 362; 10 Haeusl 358; 11 Cavagnoud 355; 12 Ertl 341; 13 A Coberger (NZ) 329; 14 Zeller 324; 15 Eder 323.

NORDIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Falun, Swit): Men's 50km cross-country: 1 T Mogren (Swe) 2hr 3min 36.8sec; 2 H Balland (Fr) 2:04:30.9; 3 B Daehlie (Nor) 2:05:10.3. GB: 61 E Nicoll 2:26:34.3; 65 M Palmer 2:30:45.0. Men's team standings: 1 Norway 2,511pts; 2 Italy 1,468; 3 Sweden 1,131; 15 Great Britain 98.

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