Sporting Digest: Skiing

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MARC GIRARDELLI, of Luxembourg, won a record fifth World Cup overall title yesterday by finishing third in the giant slalom at Are in Sweden on Saturday.

SATURDAY: MEN'S WORLD CUP GIANT SLALOM (Are, Sweden): 1 K A Aamodt (Nor) 2min 28.65sec (1:13.71, 1:14.94); 2 A Tomba (It) 2:29.39 (1:13.99, 1:15.40); 3 M Girardelli (Lux) 2:30.10 (1:14.49, 1:15.61); 4 F Nyberg (Swe) 2:30.36 (1:15.42, 1:14.94); 5 L Kjus (Nor) 2:31.12 (1:15.22, 1:15.90); 6 F Piccard (Fr) 2:31.15 (1:16.12, 1:15.03); 7 A Feutrier (Fr) 2:31.61 (1:15.43, 1:16.18); 8 M von Grunigen (Swit) 2:31.90 (1:15.58, 1:16.32); 9 P Accola (Swit) 2:32.00 (1:15.94, 1:16.06); 10 S Locher (Swit) 2:32.22 (1:16.22, 1:16.00). Final leading giant slalom standings: 1 Aamodt 410pts; 2 Tomba 381; 3 Girardelli 372; 4 Kjus 254; 5 Nyberg 250; 6 Von Grunigen 236; 7 Wallner 208; 8 Accola 168; 9 Feutrier 148; 10 Pieren 143.

YESTERDAY: MEN'S WORLD CUP SLALOM (Are, Swe): 1 T Fogdoe (Swe) 1:49.69 (52.84, 56.85); 2 Aamodt 1:50.35 (53.40, 56.95); 3 T Stangassinger (Aut) 1:50.67 (53.38, 57.29); 4 B Gstrein (Aut) 1:50.77 (53.06, 57.71); 5 Accola 1:50.88 (53.68, 57.20); 6 T Sykora (Aut) 1:51.18 (53.84, 57.34); 7 A Bittner (Ger) 1:51.54 (53.73, 57.81); 8 Kjus 1:51.90 (54.17, 57.73); 9 P Staub (Swit) 1:51.93 (53.60, 58.33); 10 G Mader (Aut) 1:52.04 (54.20, 57.84). Final leading slalom standings: 1 F 454; 2 Tomba 436; 3 Stangassinger 362; 4 Gstrein 276; 5 Aamodt 267; 6 J Kosir (Slov) 251; 7 Sykora 238; 8 P Roth (Ger) 202; 9 Staub 196; 10 Bittner 185. Final leading overall World Cup standings: 1 Girardelli 1,379; 2 Aamodt 1,347; 3 F Heinzer (Swit) 828; 4 Mader 826; 5 Tomba 817; 6 A Skaardal (Nor) 596; 7 P Ortlieb (Aut) 560; 8 D Mahrer (Swit) 556; 9 Fogdoe 545; 10 A Assinger (Aut) 533.

SATURDAY: WOMEN'S WORLD CUP GIANT SLALOM (Are, Swe): 1 C Merle (Fr) 2:29.65 (1:15.61, 1:14.04); 2 D Compagnoni (It) 2:29.75 (1:16.10, 1:13.65); 3 A Wachter (Aut) 2:30.74 (1:15.61, 1:15.13); 4 K Seizinger (Ger) 2:30.81 (1:16.66, 1:14.15); 5 H Zeller (Swit) 2:31.15 (1:16.49, 1:14.66); 6 M Gallizio (It) 2:31.27 (1:17.13, 1:14.14); 7 A Berge (Nor) 2:31.41 (1:16.20, 1:15.21); 8 S Panzanini (It) 2:31.44 (1:17.03, 1:14.41); 9 U Maier (Aut) 2:31.67 (1:16.36, 1:15.31); 10 M Ertl (Ger) 2:31.83 (1:16.20, 1:15.63). Final leading giant slalom standings: 1 Merle 480pts; 2 Wachter 396; 3 Ertl 278; 4 Maier 252; 5 Zeller 245; 6 Panzanini 238; 7 Seizinger 234; 8 Compagnoni 200; 9 C Meier (Ger) 199; 10 Berge 162.

YESTERDAY: WOMEN'S WORLD CUP SLALOM (Are, Swe): 1 V Schneider (Swit) 1:34.05 (46.16, 47.89); 2 K Kollerer (Aut) 1:34.78 (46.21, 48.57); 3 C Riegel (Aut) 1:34.92 (45.91, 49.01); 4 A Coberger (NZ) 1:34.94 (46.37, 48.57); 5 Compagnoni 1:35.01 (46.09, 48.92); 6 K Andresson (Swe) 1:35.16 (45.96, 49.20); 7 P Chauvet (Fr) 1:35.24 (46.48, 48.76); 8 E Eder (Aut) 1:35.49 (46.01, 49.48); 9 M Gallizio (It) 1:35.71 (46.75, 48.96); 10 K Koznick (US) 1:36.05 (46.87, 49.18). Final leading slalom standings: 1 Schneider 490; 2 Coberger 484; 3 Chauvet 402; 4 Wachter 272; 5 Andersson 261; 6 Gallizio 256; 7 J Parisien (US) 230; 8 Eder 207; 9 Kollerer 194; 10 Salvenmoser 185. Final leading overall World Cup standings: 1 Wachter 1,286; 2 Seizinger 1,266; 3 C Merle (Fr) 1,086; 4 Vogt 699; 5 Maier 696; 6 Schneider 626; 7 Ertl 605; 8 Zeller 599; 9 K Lee-Gartner (Can) 565; 10 R Hausl (Ger) 553. Final leading women's Nations' Cup standings: 1 Austria 5,288; 2 Germany 4,353; 3 Switzerland 2,635.

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