Svindal triumphs again

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Two time world cup champion Aksel Lund Svindal won the first Super G of the season on Sunday in Lake Louis capping off a fine showing at the Canadian resort after also winning the downhill on Saturday.

The Norwegian – who won SuperG gold at the 2010 winter Olympics in Vancouver – was again in fine fettle as he tamed the Olympic East Summit course in one minute and 34.64 seconds.

With his second victory in as many days Svindal now tops the overall standings 30 points clear of American Ted Ligety.

Adrien Theaux of France came home second. The 28 year old – who finished the downhill the day before in 13th position – was just over eight tenths of a second slower to improve on last season’s podium placing at the same resort when he crossed the line in third. One competitor to watch out for next season in Lake Louis.

This year’s third position went to Joachim Puchner of Austria who was five hundredths of a second further back as he celebrated his second career podium finish in the discipline.