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Rebensburg claims third GS crown as weather halts World Cup Finals

Sunday’s action at the World Cup Finals in Are, Sweden was abandoned due to high winds.

That meant Viktoria Rebensburg was confirmed as winner of the ladies’ Giant Slalom title.

Only France’s world champion Tessa Worley could catch the German but a deficit of 92 points meant the odds were against her.

And when the race was cancelled, 2010 Olympic champion Rebensburg was confirmed as the season discipline champion.

It was Rebensburg’s third crystal globe, having won the GS crowns in 2011 and 2012.

World Cup Slalom and overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin was third in the standings.

Double blow

Any hopes that the men’s Slalom finale might survive the weather were soon extinguished.

Marcel Hirscher had already clinched the Slalom and overall titles.

Austria’s double Olympic champion claimed his 13th World Cup win this term in Saturday’s Giant Slalom.

That victory saw him equal the season record held jointly by Ingemar Stenmark (1978-79) and Hermann Maier (2000-01).

But the strong winds ended Hirscher’s bid for the record outright.

 

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