Dominik Paris wins World Cup downhill

Dominik Paris of Italy won a men’s alpine skiing World Cup downhill at Chamonix on Saturday.

Paris clocked 1min 58.38secs to record a comfortable win, 00.35secs faster than Steve Nyman of the United States and 00.39secs better than Switzerland’s Beat Feuz.

Switzerland’s Peter Fill took fifth place, moving him to within 26 points off downhill leader Aksel Lund Svindal, who is out for the season after a bad fall.

Neither of the two leaders in the race for the overall World Cup title — Marcel Hirscher of Austria with 1045 points and Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway with 957 points- – were in action on Saturday, preferring instead to focus on the slalom races.

Race favourite Kjetil Jansrud of Norway could only manage 20th place 1.73secs slower than Paris.

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