Sporting Digest: Skiing

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ALPINE WORLD CUP (Val Gardena, It) Men's downhill: 1 P Ortlieb (Aut) 2min 04.14sec; 2 D Mahrer (Swit) 2:04.55; 3 J-L Cretier (Fr) 2:04.66; 4 R Boyd (Can) 2:04.69; 5 K Ghedina (It) 2:04.73; 6 P Vitalini (It) 2:04.74; 7 C Mullen (Can) 2:04.79; 8 K-A Aamodt (Nor) 2:04.94; 9 L Colturi (It) 2:05.00; 10 W Besse (Swit) 2:05.10. British: 38= G Bell 2:06.49; 45 M Bell 2:06.83. World Cup downhill standings (after two races): 1 Ortlieb 140pts; 2 Foser 122; 3 Mahrer 106; 4 Boyd 100; 5 W Franz (Aut) 88. World Cup overall: 1 Aamodt 389pts; 2 G Mader (Aut) 344; 3 A Tomba (It) 294; 4 T Stangassinger (Aut) 260; 5 F Piccard (Fr) 229. (Alta badia, It) Men's giant slalom: 1 S Locher (Swit) 2min 37.54sec (first leg 1:16.45, second leg 1:21.09); 2 A Tomba (It) 2:38.55 (1:16.97, 1:21.58); 3 C Mayer (Aut) 2:38.57 (1:16.30, 1:22.27); 4 G Mader (Aut) 2:38.85 (1:16.69, 1:22.16); 5 F Piccard (Fr) 2:39.24 (1:17.39, 1:21.85); 6 F Nyberg (Swe) 2:39.41 (1:17.15, 1:22.26); 7 M Von Gruenigen (Swit) 2:39.43 (1:16:57, 1:22.86); 8 K-A Aamodt (Nor) 2:39.56 (1:17.53, 1:22.03); 9 M Kunc (Sloven) 2:39.78 (1:17.58, 1:22.20); 10 T Barnerssoi (Ger) 2:40.08 (1:17.62, 1:22.46). World Cup giant slalom standings (after four races): 1 Piccard 245pts; 2 Locher 197; 3 Mader 195; 4 Aamodt 188; 5 Mayer 186; 6 Von Gruenigen 176; 7 Tomba 174. World Cup overall (after 10 races): 1 Aamodt 421pts; 2 Mader 349; 3 Tomba 374; 4 Piccard 274; 5 T Stangassinger (Aut) 260; 6 B Gstrein (Aut) 229. GB: 94= M Bell 10.

(St Anton, Aut) Women's downhill: 1 A Haas (Aut) 2min 19.25sec; 2 R Goetschl (Aut) 2:19.35; 3 E Kawabata (Japan) 2:19.41; 4 K Pace (Can) 2:19.52; 5 V Stallmaier (Aut) 2:19.53; 6 V Zelenskaya (Rus) 2:19.59; 7 B Perez (It) 2:19.78; 8= N Bouvier (Fr), K Seizinger (Ger) 2:19.99; 10 C Bournissen (Swit) 2:20.18. World Cup downhill standings (after two races): 1 Pace 150pts; 2 Haas 113; 3 Seizinger 112. Slalom: 1 V Schneider (Swit) 1min 47.84sec (first leg 53.44sec, second leg 54.40sec); 2 P Wiberg (Swe) 1:48.58 (53.59, 54.99); 3 K Andersson (Swe) 1:48.71 (53.55, 55.16); 4 R Goetschl (Aut) 1:49.08 (54.44, 54.64); 5 M Pelletier (US) 1:49.16 (54.74, 54.42); 6 M Gallizio (It) 1:49.49 (54.62, 54.87); 7 C von Gruenigen (Swit) 1:49.66 (54.33, 55.33); 8= R Serra (It) 1:49.69 (55.01, 54.68), A Coberger (NZ) 1:49.69 (54.32, 55.37); 10 U Hrovat (Sloven) 1:49.97 (54.84, 55.13). World Cup slalom standings (after three races): 1 Wiberg 230pts; 2 Schneider 200; 3 Gallizio 149; 4 A Wachter (Aut) 134; 5 Andersson 116; 6 von Gruenigen 102. World Cup overall: 1 A Wachter (Aut) 544pts; 2 Wiberg 490; 3 Schneider 482; 4 U Maier (Aut) 379; 5= D Compagnoni (It), R Goetschl (Aut) 295.

SKI JUMPING World Cup (Engelberg, Swit - reduced to one jump): 1 J Ahonen (Fin) 113.4pts, 120.5m; 2 S Freiholz (Swit) 111.0, 117.5; 3 B Myrbakken (Nor) 107.9, 115.5.

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