Jansrud wins overall downhill title

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Jansrud wins overall downhill title

The men’s downhill title went to Kjetil Jansrud, who kept his composure to clinch the 10th World Cup win of his career and the seventh this winter.

Already crowned World Cup Super-G champion, the Norwegian left nearest rival Hannes Reichelt 94 points behind in the downhill standings after the Austrian had to settle for 10th place.

Swiss 2010 Olympic champion Didier Defago, in his last World Cup downhill, produced a superb display to take second place, 0.24 seconds off the pace.

Georg Streitberger of Austria was third, 0.31 seconds behind Jansrud who is also battling for the overall World Cup title with Marcel Hirscher.

The giant slalom champion currently leads the Norwegian by 64 points going into Thursday’s Super-G.