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Jean-Baptiste Grange takes slalom

Updated: February 20, 2011, 12:01 PM ET
Associated Press

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- Jean-Baptiste Grange of France capped a long comeback by claiming the final gold medal of the Alpine skiing world championships by winning the men's slalom Sunday.

Grange, long one of the top slalom racers, led after the first run and hung on for the victory, finishing in 1 minute, 41.72 seconds to beat Jens Byggmark of Sweden by 0.43 seconds. Manfred Moelgg of Italy took bronze, 0.61 seconds behind.

"I didn't have a good feeling in the second run ...

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