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Svindal wins men's Super G at Lake Louise

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According to the International Ski Federation website, Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway won his third consecutive World Cup men's super giant slalom race in Lake Louise, an hour west of Calgary on Sunday.

Svindal, who was coming off a disappointing downhill race to his standards on Saturday where he only finished in fourth spot, posted a winning time of 1:28.53. Austrians finished on the next two places of the podium with Matthias Mayer winning the silver medal with a time of 1:28.77 and Georg Streitberger winning the bronze medal with a time of 1:28.91.

Svindal enters the 2014 World Cup season as the gold medal favourite for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in alpine skiing's two premier speed disciplines--the men's downhill and the men's super giant slalom, where he is the defending World Cup champion in each event.

The ladies will now take over Lake Louise with a pair of downhill races Friday and Saturday and a super giant slalom race on Sunday. The weather is expected to be much colder next weekend than it was this past weekend.

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