Hirscher Wins Slalom to Lead Overall World Cup Ski Standings

Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Austria’s Marcel Hirscher won today’s slalom in Zagreb, Croatia, to move atop the overall standings in skiing’s World Cup.

The 23-year-old had a combined time of 1 minute, 56.17 seconds over two legs, 0.57 second faster than Sweden’s Andre Myhrer. Austria’s Mario Matt was third.

Hirscher, who won the overall and giant slalom competitions last season, now leads the combined standings this season with 740 points, with Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal on 689. Svindal did not compete today.

Hirscher also tops the slalom competition after his eighth World Cup career victory in the discipline. His other seven wins have all been in giant slalom.

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