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Friday, January 10, 2014
Alexander Bergmann surges to win

Associated Press

BAD GASTEIN, Austria -- German snowboarder Alexander Bergmann won a parallel slalom Friday for his first World Cup victory, and Patrizia Kummer of Switzerland took the women's event.

Bergmann, who came ninth in Bad Gastein a year ago for his only previous top-10 result, defeated Andreas Prommegger of Austria in the final of the single-run format.

Aaron March of Italy finished third by beating Sebastian Kislinger of Austria.

In the women's competition, Kummer defeated Ester Ledecka of Czech Republic for her first win of the season and ninth overall. Marion Kreiner of Austria took third ahead of Ekaterina Ilyukhina of Russia.

The event was moved from Jauerling because of a lack of snow in Lower Austria. Bad Gastein hosts another parallel slalom on Sunday.