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Marlies Schild wins women's slalom

Updated: February 19, 2011, 11:32 AM ET
Associated Press

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- Marlies Schild led Austria to a 1-2 finish in the women's slalom at the world championships Saturday, living up to expectations by winning her first major title.

Schild led after the first run and overcame some shaky moments in the second to become the first Austrian to win the women's slalom since Karin Buder in 1993.

"I can't believe it. I tried not to think that I was racing for gold," said Schild, who posted a two-run time of 1 minute, 45.79 ...

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