Svindal wins men's super-G again

March 3, 2013 at 1:06 PM

KVITJELL, Norway, March 3 (UPI) -- Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway won the men's World Cup super-G race on his home snow Sunday and clinched the season championship in the event.

Svindal crossed the finish line in Kvitjell, Norway, Sunday in 1 minute, 29,79 seconds, nearly a full second ahead of Georg Streitberger of Austria.

Werner Heel of Italy placed third. Ted Ligety was the top U.S. finisher with an 18th-place time of 1:31.68.

Svindal earned his 50th career World Cup top-three finish, also clinched the season crown in the super-G. The final super-G of the season takes place next week at the World Cup Finals.

Svindal has won all four super-G races held so far this season. His closest competitor, Matteo Marsaglia of Italy, finished sixth Sunday.

Svindal is in second place in the overall World Cup standings behind Marcel Hirscher of Austria and ahead of third-place Ligety.

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