Sporting Digest: Skiing

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ALPINE WORLD CUP (Chamonix, Fr) Men's downhill: 1 K A Aamodt (Nor) 1min 58.35sec; 2 J-L Cretier (Fr) 1:58.69; 3 H Trinkl (Aut) 1:58.87; 4 H Hoflehner (Aut) 1:58.95; 5 L Colturi (It) 1:58.96; 6 W Besse (Swit) 1:59.06; 7 L Alphand (Fr) 1:59.20; 8 M Girardelli (Lux) 1:59.38; 9 P Ortlieb (Aut) 1:59.41; 10 F Cavegn (Swit) 1:59.45. Selected: 37 M Bell (GB) 2:01.39; 53 G Bell (GB) 2:02.13. Downhill standings: 1 Girardelli 402pts; 2 P Ortlieb (Aut) 376; 3 Trinkl 276; 4 Besse 259; 5 Aamodt 218. Slalom: 1 A Tomba (It) 2:1.37 (59.42, 1:01.95); 2 T Fogdoe (Swe) 2:02.34 (1:00.32, 1:02.02); 3= J Kosir (Sloven) 2:02.78 (1:01.24, 1:01.54) and T Sykora (Aut) 2:02.78 (1:00.84, 1:01.94); 5 F C Jagge (Nor) 2:02.96 (1:01.03, 1:01.93); 6 S Amiez (Fr) 2:03.21 (1:01.77, 1:01.44); 7 P Roth (Ger) 2:03.66 (1:01.75, 1:01.91); 8 Y Dimier (Fr) 2:03.76 (1:02.31, 1:01.45); 9 A Bittner (Ger) 2:03.81 (1:01.71, 1:02.10); 10 A Zinsli (Swit) 2:03.88 (1:01.33, 1:02.55). Slalom standings: 1 Tomba 440; 2 T Stangassinger (Aut) 423; 3 Jagge 389; 4 Kosir 361; 5 Fogdoe 272. Leading overall World Cup standings: 1 Aamodt 1,087; 2 Girardelli 735; 3 G Mader (Aut) 696; 4 Tomba 664; 5 L Kjus (Nor) 454.

Women's downhill (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ger) 1 I Kostner (It) 1min 44.04sec; 2 M Suchet (Fr) 1:44.68; 3 M Ruthven (Can) 1:44.75; 4 B Merlin (It) 1:45.01; 5 J Lunde (Nor) 1:45.30; 6 A Dozvan (Sloven) 1:45.41; 7 P Street (US) 1:45.77; 8 S Pretnar (Sloven) 1:45.86. Downhill standings: 1 K Seizinger (Ger) 232pts; 2 K Pace (Can) 232; 3 V Stallmaier (Aut) 157. World Cup overall: 1 V Schneider (Swit) 1,010pts; 2 P Wiberg (Swe) 1,003; 3 A Wachter (Aut) 898.

BRITISH LAND BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Tignes, Fr) Men's giant slalom: 1 A Baxter (Aviemore) 1min 55.14sec (56.24secs, 58.90); 2 S Pession (Brighton) 1:55.25 (56.72, 58.53); 3 J Dunand (Fr) 1:56.85 (56.96, 59.89). Women's giant slalom: 1 M Brechu (Fr) 2:01.21 (59.87, 1:01.34); 2 L McKenna (Aviemore) 2:01.37 (59.32, 1 02.05). 3 M Adam (Stirling University) 2:01.50 (59.72, 1:01.78).

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