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France edges Austria for gold

Updated: February 16, 2011, 9:41 AM ET
Associated Press

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- Cyprien Richard and last-minute substitute Anemone Marmottan helped France edge Austria to win the team event Wednesday at the world championships.

Both teams won two of the four parallel giant slalom races but France took the gold because it had faster times. Richard's convincing win over Philipp Schoerghofer proved crucial for the tiebreaker, while Marmottan, who replaced Taina Barioz in the final, beat Michael Kirchgasser by one-hundredth of a second ...

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