Skiing: Mixed news for Aksel Lund Svindal after postponement in Switzerland

Last Updated: 13/03/13 5:03pm

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Aksel Lund Svindal: Still sits 149 points behind Marcel Hirscher in the overall standings

Aksel Lund Svindal: Still sits 149 points behind Marcel Hirscher in the overall standings

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Aksel Lund Svindal claimed the men's World Cup downhill title after fog put paid to the final race of the season in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

The Norwegian secured his first crystal globe in the sport's blue riband having held a 58-point lead over defending champion Klaus Kroll of Austria going into the race on Wednesday.

However, his delight is tempered by the fact that the cancellation damaged his chances of claiming the overall World Cup crown; Svindal now trails Austria's Marcel Hirscher by 149 points in the standings with three races remaining.

"I have mixed feelings about today," Svindal said afterwards.

"I'm of course happy to have clinched my first downhill globe but also sorry to have lost a great chance to score big points in the overall title."

Organisers did all they could to stage the race, pushing back the start time on no less than eight occasions in the hope that the fog would clear.

A men's Super-G is scheduled to take place on the same course on Thursday.

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