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Skiing: Jansrud continues Norway's fine season with Wengen combined win

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By Euronews
Skiing: Jansrud continues Norway's fine season with Wengen combined win

Norwegian skiers continue to shine in this season of the Alpine skiing World Cup.

Kjetil Jansrud celebrated his second win of the campaign on Friday after the 30-year old won a super combined in Wengen Sweden.

The Super combined has added importance this year after the International Ski Federation announced it will be awarded a crystal globe trophy to the standings winner for the first time since the 2012 season.

Jansrud was third-fastest in the downhill on the Lauberhorn course and despite a near wipeout five gates from the line in the slalom run he had done enough to claim the victory.

The result extended a stunning run for Norway this season in which the nation’s racers have won 10 of the first 17 men’s events.

Compatriot Aksel Lund Svindal was second for a Norwegian one-two.

The two-time overall World Cup winner continues his remarkable return from an Achilles tendon injury last term.

He was fastest in the downhill but slipped off the pace in the slalom which left him second overall four hundredths of a second back.

Svindal now trails Austrian Marcel Hirscher by 85 points in the overall World Cup standings.

Adrien Theaux was third on the day in Wengen.

The Frenchman was also faster than Svindal in the slalom section, but was unable to make up enough time and ultimately finished 0.13 behind the Norwegian duo for his second podium finish of the season – his first was a Downhill victory in Santa Caterina.