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Swiss win team parallel slalom at home World Cup finals


Swiss win team parallel slalom at home World Cup finals


Switzerland claimed top honours in the team parallel slalom event at the World Cup finals on Friday, much to the delight of the home crowd in Lenzerheide.

In a race that offers no points towards the overall World Cup standings the Swiss quartet of Wendy Holdener, Denise Feierabend, Luca Aerni and Reto Schmidiger held off the challenge of Team USA for first place.

The American parallel slalom assault was spearheaded by Olympic champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Julia Mancuso and also included Tim Jitloff and David Chodounsky.

The four-racer teams tied 2-2 with Shiffrin and Chodounsky defeating Feierabend and Aerni while Holdener and Schmidiger beat Mancuso and Jitloff, respectively.

But the Swiss team sent the home crowd into wild flag-waving celebrations when they took the win as a result of a fastest run-time tiebreaker.

Austria rounded off the podium in third place

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