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Aksel Lund Svindal claims downhill

Updated: February 9, 2013, 10:07 AM ET
Associated Press

SCHLADMING, Austria -- Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway won the men's downhill title at the Alpine skiing world championships Saturday after a powerful run down the Planai course that no one came close to matching.

Watched by thousands of spectators, Svindal kept a near-perfect line down the icy and bumpy course despite foggy conditions that caused problems for several skiers. The Norwegian finished in 2 minutes, 1.32 seconds to win by nearly half a second.

"I knew I could not have skied ...

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