Skiing: Dominik Paris makes sure Austria's wait for a home winner goes on

Last Updated: 26/01/13 2:55pm

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Dominik Paris: claimed his second World Cup victory of the season in Austria

Dominik Paris: claimed his second World Cup victory of the season in Austria

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Italian Dominik Paris held his nerve in Kitzbuehel to take victory in the World Cup downhill event at the famous venue.

The 23-year-old clocked a time of 1 minute 57.56 secconds to finish just ahead of Canada's Eric Guay, with Austrian Hannes Reichelt completing the podium.

"To win Kitzbuehel is a career high, something very special for a downhiller, I didn't feel so good up there but I nailed the final part really well," Paris said afterwards.

"It's the kind of course I like the most, you have to fight from top to bottom, like at Bormio."

Paris' second downhill success of his career - he had tied for first with Reichelt in Bormio, Italy, in December - means Austria have not had a home winner to cheer in six years.

Aksel Lund Svindal, winner of Friday's super-G, could manage only 10th place, meaning the Norwegian surrenders the overall lead in the World Cup standings to Austria's Marcel Hirscher.

Saturday's 73rd running of the event on the Hahnenkamm mountain, which made its debut in 1931, was over a piste more than 3.3 kilometres long, with racers reaching speeds of 140kph.

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