February 18, 2013 in Sports

Hirscher wins slalom gold medal on last day

Associated Press

SCHLADMING, Austria – Overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher won the men’s slalom title on the last day of the skiing world championships for his first individual gold at a major event.

Hirscher held onto his first-run lead to finish in a combined time of 1 minute, 51.03 seconds.

Felix Neureuther of Germany was 0.41 seconds back in second. Mario Matt of Austria took third, 0.65 behind.

Three-time champion Ted Ligety of the United States skied out in the first run.

Hirscher, who finished second to Ligety in the giant slalom, missed the 2011 worlds because of a broken foot.

Hirscher’s victory earned the host nation its second gold of the worlds, after the mixed team event.

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