Germany beats Sweden in team event at WCup finals
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland -- Germany won the parallel racing national team event Friday at Alpine skiing's World Cup finals.
The German team of Felix Neureuther, Fritz Dopfer, Veronique Hronek and Lena Duerr won 3-1 in the final against the Swedish quartet of Andre Myhrer, Jens Byggmark, Maria Pietilae-Holmner and Frida Hansdottir.
Germany had been third at the world championships last month when Sweden took the silver medal behind host nation Austria.
Austria lost to Italy 3-1 for third place. The United States skipped the event, which had only seven nations.
Each nation has four racers, two men and two women, who race head-to-head against their opponents in four parallel races. Each win is worth one point.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
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