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Ruiz Castillo earns historic downhill victory for Spain

Ruiz Castillo earns historic downhill victory for Spain
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In Alpine Skiing Carolina Ruiz Castillo shocked the field earning her first ever World Cup victory on Saturday in Meribel, France.

The result, which came 13 years after the 31-year-old’s only previous podium finish, is also the first victory in the sport’s blue riband event by any Spaniard.

Maria Hoefl-Riesch, was 0.20 adrift for her third down hill podium of the winter.

The German remains a massive 858 points behind overall world cup leader Tina Maze who finished fourth on the day.

The third spot on the podium went to local favourite, Marie Marchand-Arvier.

She missed out on second by the slimmest of margins, just 0.01 seconds behind Hoefl-Riesch.

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