Italy's Paris wins WCup downhill in Kitzbuehel

ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press Published:

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) -- Dominik Paris became the second Italian skier to win the classic men's World Cup downhill in Kitzbuehel on Saturday.

Paris came down the approximately 2-mile Streif course in 1 minute, 57.56 seconds to follow in the footsteps of Kristian Ghedina, who won in 1998.

World downhill champion Erik Guay of Canada trailed Paris by 0.13 in second place, and Hannes Reichelt of Austria came 0.36 back in third.

Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway, who won Friday's super-G, finished 10th and failed to overtake Marcel Hirscher atop the overall standings. The Austrian skipped the race.

Paris, who also won in Bormio in December, and teammate Christof Innerhofer now share four downhill victories this season, a record for the Italian team.