Sport in Short: Skiing

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The Independent Online
HEAVY snow in the Sierra Nevada, Spain yesterday forced a second postponement of the men's downhill race originally scheduled for Saturday. The event will now be held today. The men's slalom race, which was brought forward to Saturday in place of the downhill event, was cancelled following a boycott by competitors.

WOMEN'S WORLD CUP (Hafjell, Nor) Downhill: 1 K Pace (Can) 1min 50.60sec; 2 P Street (US) 1:50.86; 3 C Montillet (Fr) 1:51.22; 4 V Zelenskaya (Rus) 1:51.37; 5 A Loedemel (Nor) 1:51.57; 6 B Perez (It) 1:51.67; 7 M Gerety (US) 1:51.85; 8 R Renoth (Ger) 1:51.98. Slalom: 1 R Goetschl (Aut) 1min 38.01sec (48.48sec, 49.53sec); 2 K Andersson (Swe) 1:38.63 (48.65, 49.98); 3 P Chauvet (Fr) 1:38.69 (49.03, 49.66); 4 M Gallizio (It) 1:38.71 (48.62, 50.09); 5 A Coberger (NZ) 1:38.72 (48.34, 50.38); 6 V Schneider (Swit) 1:38.75 (48.15, 50.60); 7 K Koellerer (Aut) 1:38.84 (48.53, 50.31); 8 K A Saude (Nor) 1:38.96 (48.45, 50.51); 9 U Hrovat (Slov) 1:39.10 (49.15, 49.95). Overall World Cup standings: 1 A Wachter (Aut) 1,090pts; 2 K Seizinger (Ger) 956; 3 C Merle (Fr) 846.

WORLD FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Altenmarkt, Aut) Aerials: Women: 1 L Cheryazova (Uzbek) 161.37pts; 2 M Lindgren (Swe) 154.90; 3 K Porter (US) 152.99. Men: 1 P Laroche (Can) 231.79; 2 R Cobbing (GB) 229.75; 3 J-M Bacquin (Fr) 229.38.

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