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Sweden's Myhrer wins World Cup slalom in Finland

Updated: November 11, 2012, 10:49 AM ET
Associated Press

LEVI, Finland -- Andre Myhrer of Sweden won the first men's World Cup slalom of the season Sunday, holding off defending overall champion Marcel Hirscher of Austria in a close second run.

Myhrer, the defending slalom champion and Vancouver Olympics bronze medalist, won a World Cup slalom race for the fifth time in his career.

He led after the first run and did just enough to keep his lead, winning in 1 minute, 49.55 seconds to beat Hirscher by 0.06 seconds. Jens Byggmark of Sweden ...

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