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Paerson Wins World Cup Slalom

posted: 01/01/2000

MEGEVE, France, Jan. 5, 2004 (AP) -- Sweden's Anja Paerson won her fourth World Cup slalom race of the season Monday, defeating Austria's Marlies Schild with a strong second run.

Paerson clocked a winning time of one minute, 42.25 seconds, with Schild at 1:42.59. Germans Martina Ertl and Monika Bergmann-Schmuderer tied for third at 1:42.70.

American Kristina Koznick was sixth.

Paerson was fifth after the first of two runs, but regrouped for her winning effort following a pep talk.

"I had to sit down for half an hour and pull myself together," she said. "I had a mental problem on the first run and was too cautious. I told myself I had to take more risks and just go for it."

Paerson, 22, clocked 51.88 seconds on her first trip down the mountain before coming back with a run of 50.37 seconds.

Paerson leads the slalom standings with 480 points after five of 10 slalom races. She also leads the overall World Cup standings with 739 points, with Austria's Nicole Hosp next at 506 points.

Copyright (c) 2000 The Associated Press

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