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Lindsey Vonn wins giant slalom as Mikaela Shiffrin crashes out


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Lindsey Vonn wins giant slalom as Mikaela Shiffrin crashes out

America’s Lindsey Vonn held her nerve to win a World Cup giant slalom in Sweden on Saturday for her fourth consecutive victory.

The overall World Cup leader, who scored a hat-trick of wins at Lake Louise last weekend in the speed disciplines, took the giant slalom honours with an impressive combined time of 2 minutes, 4.70 seconds on the Olympia course, which was shortened because of strong winds.

Eva-Maria Brem of Austria finished second, less than a second behind Vonn who now leads compatriot Mikaela Schiffrin by 104 points in the overall standings with the latter now doubtful for Sunday’s slalom after missing this race following a warm-up crash.

Federica Brignone of Italy, who won the Giant Slalom season opener in Sölden in October and finished third in Aspen, produced a solid run but eventually had to settle for third place, 0.35 back.

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