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Swede Borssen wins World Cup slalom

The Associated Press

Therese Borssen of Sweden passes a gate on her way to winning a World Cup slalom race Friday in Semmering, Austria. (Marco Trovati/AP)

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SEMMERING, Austria ” Sweden’s Therese Borssen won a slalom event for her first World Cup victory Friday.

The 22-year-old Borssen, who was in second place after the first run, finished with a time of 1 minute, 55.15 seconds.

Austria’s Marlies Schild had a commanding lead after the first run and looked set for her fourth consecutive slalom victory, but lost control of a ski just before the finish of her second run. Schild came in third, 0.42 seconds behind Borssen.

Kathrin Zettel, who won Thursday’s giant slalom, finished second, trailing Borssen by 0.25.

Lindsey Kildow of the United States lost control halfway through her second run and did not finish. All other American skiers failed to qualify for the evening run.

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Schild leads the overall World Cup standings. Her third-place finish helped her recapture the lead she lost Thursday to her compatriot Nicole Hosp, who did not finish her first run Friday.