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Aksel Lund Svindal tops in downhill world

Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway won the men’s downhill title at the Alpine world championships Saturday in Schladming, Austria, after a powerful run down the Planai course that no one came close to matching.

Watched by thousands of spectators, Svindal kept a near-perfect line down the icy and bumpy course despite foggy conditions that caused problems for several skiers. The Norwegian finished in 2 minutes 1.32 seconds to win by nearly a half-second.

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