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Marlies Schild skips rest of season

Updated: March 6, 2013, 8:42 AM ET
Associated Press

VIENNA -- World Cup slalom champion Marlies Schild says she will sit out the remainder of the Alpine ski season to rest the knee she hurt in a training crash in December.

The Austrian recovered from the earlier injury and competed as defending champion in the slalom of last month's world championships. She was beaten for the title by American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin.

Schild says "because of recurring problems with my right knee, I have to end my current season for good now. I will ...

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