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Alpine Skiing: Italian Paris first in Canada


Alpine Skiing: Italian Paris first in Canada


Dominik Paris won his third career World Cup race on Saturday by storming to victory in the first men’s downhill event of the season at Lake Louis, Canada.

The 24-year-old Italian whose previous two triumphs also came in his specialized downhill discipline – clocked a winning time of one minute and 49.9 seconds.

Paris – who was third in last year’s World Cup standings and is the reigning World Championships silver medalist – was a mere three hundredths of a second faster than 2010 downhill world cup champion Klaus Kroell of Austria.

Adrien Theaux of France completed the podium in third place with a time of one minute and 50.01 seconds.

Reigning World Champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway – who won both speed races on the Canadian piste last year – was fourth.

The Lake Louis stop concludes with a super G on Sunday before the men swap places with the women and head south to Beaver Creek, Colorado for a super G, downhill and giant slalom next weekend.

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