Alpine Skiing - Alpine skiing-Hirscher wins again in Adelboden

By Manuele Lang

Reuters

ADELBODEN, Switzerland, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Austria's Marcel Hirscher won his third World Cup slalom in succession on Sunday, fighting back from the disappointment of the previous day.

With a blistering second run, the World Cup holder and leader came back from eighth in the morning leg to win in a combined time of one minute 51.75 seconds.

Beaten in Saturday's giant slalom after a bad mistake on one of the last gates, Hirscher reasserted his supremacy and increased his lead in the World Cup overall standings to 126 points over Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal.

Veteran Mario Matt, who was in the top three in Zagreb a week ago, finished second, 0.30 seconds adrift.

It was the 33-year-old Austrian's 36th World Cup podium in a slalom.

Italy's Manfred Moelgg, fastest in the first leg, finished third, 0.62 adrift for his first slalom podium spot in three years.

Hirscher became the first skier to win the Adelboden slalom twice.

The men's circuit remains in Switzerland next week for the traditional racing weekend in Wengen. (Reporting by Manuele Lang; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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