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Nyman celebrates Val Gardena hat-trick

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By Euronews
Nyman celebrates Val Gardena hat-trick

Steven Nyman celebrated his third career World Cup victory on Friday at the same venue as his previous two triumphs.

The American three-time Olympian won the the downhill at Val Gardena, Italy.

The 32-year old who was third in a downhill in Beaver Creek, Colorado two weeks ago continued his fine early season form to register his first win since December 2012.

His first career triumph was also at Val Gardena in 2006.

With the win Nyman, who has suffered a series of injuries in the past few years, moves to second in the discipline standings after three of ten races this campaign.

Leading the standings 105 points ahead of the American is Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud.

Jansrud was second on the day at the Italian resort.

He crossed the line 0.31 seconds off the pace.

On form Jansrud won the first two downhill races of the season at Lake Louise and Beaver Creek and as well as leading the discipline standings he also tops of the overall classification.

Dominik Paris gave the home crowd something to celebrate when he crossed over to take third place.

It was his second podium finish of the new season following another third place in a Super G at Lake Louise.