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Austria's Schild wins windy women's slalom

Feb. 11, 2012 at 1:51 PM

SOLDEU, Andorra, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Austria took first and third place in the women's World Cup slalom Saturday on the wind-blown slopes of Soldeu.

Marlies Schild navigated the court in a combined-run time of 1 minute, 39.44 seconds, edging Frida Hansdotter of Sweden and teammate Kathrin Zettel, who finished in 1:40.30.

Schild was in fifth place after the first run but turned in a 49.86 on the second try. She was the only competitor to break 50 seconds in the second heat.

The rough conditions claimed a number of skiers who failed to finish.

Lindsey Vonn of the United States was one of those derailed on the first run; however she maintained her lead in the overall World Cup points standings. Vonn has a 458-point lead over second-place Tina Maze of Slovenia, who finished 11th Saturday with a 1:41.53.

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