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Tomba Wins Second Straight

Italian star Alberto Tomba posted a sensational time in the first heat en route to his second consecutive World Cup slalom victory at Kranjska, Gora, Slovenia.

The defending World Cup champion was clocked in 47.46 seconds for the first run, a half-second faster than any other skier. He finished a whopping 1.21 seconds ahead of runner-up Jure Kosir of Slovenia.

Ending a streak of bad luck and poor performances, Sweden’s Pernilla Wiberg won a World Cup slalom for her first triumph of the season and the 12th of her career.

At Veysonnaz, Switzerland, the two-time Olympic champion overcame a .77 seconds first-run deficit in posting an overall time of 1 minute, 14.42 seconds.