Parisien Earns Silver For U.S. In World Slalom
SHIZUKUISHI, Japan - Karin Buder of Austria charged from far back in the field to edge American Julie Parisien for the women's slalom gold medal today at the World Alpine Ski Championships.
Meanwhile, Alberto Tomba was in bed fighting the flu and Norway's Kjetil Andre Aamodt had his bid for gold put on hold when the second run in the men's giant slalom was canceled in high winds.
Buder, only seventh and 1.09 seconds back after the first run, negotiated 53 gates in the afternoon in 42.36 seconds for a combined time of 1 minute, 27.66 seconds. Parisien, second after the morning heat, had a second run of 43.23 seconds that left her .21 seconds behind Buder.
Elfi Eder of Austria, third in the morning, won the bronze in 1:28.42.
Annelise Coberger of New Zealand, the first-run leader by .43 seconds, was within sight of the finish line when she missed a gate and was disqualified.
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