Slalom master Hirscher prevails Sunday

Slalom master Hirscher prevails Sunday
Local News

By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — Austrian Marcel Hirscher proved that finesse and technique can overcome pure speed on Sunday at the men’s combined race at the FIS Alpine World Championships in Beaver Creek, bouncing back from a 3.16-second deficit to take home a gold medal.In a surprise finish, downhill specialist Kjetil Jansrud of Norway won silver, showing that even a speed giant could carve some tight turns. American favorite Ted Ligety also overcame a nearly three-second deficit from the downhill with a fast slalom run that snagged him the bronze.At the alpine combined — spectators saw the best of both the downhill …

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