Alpine skiing: Fenninger claims Are Giant Slalom double

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Alpine skiing: Fenninger claims Are Giant Slalom double

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Olympic super-G champion Anna Fenninger continued her fine run of form by winning her second world cup giant slalom in as many days in Are, Sweden.

After Thursday’s triumph in the same discipline Fenninger was back on top of the podium following a two-run time of 2 minutes and 0.15 seconds.

With her second straight win the Olympic giant slalom silver medalist overtook Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch at the top of the overall world cup standings by seven points with five races left.

2010 Olympic giant slalom champion Viktoria Rebensberg was second.

The 24-year-old German, who won last year’s race at the Swedish resort, was just over six tenths of a second slower for her second podium finish of the season.

Jessica Lindell-Vikarby gave the home support something to cheer about with a third place finish.

The World Cup leader in the discipline was a mere seven hundredths of a second further back.

There are 14 points now separating Lindell-Vikarby and Fenninger in the giant slalom standings meaning the title will be decided at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide Switzerland starting Wednesday.