Kraus and David win World Cup ski cross events

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Associated Press

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Updated Sunday, Feb 3 at 11:06 AM

GRASGEHREN, Germany (AP) — Tamas Kraus of the Czech Republic won a freestyle World Cup ski cross event on Sunday, while Alex Fiva of Switzerland retained the overall lead despite finishing sixth.

Kraus beat Canadian Tristan Tafel in the final. Sweden's Victor Oehling Norberg was third.

With five events remaining, Fiva has 424 points overall, one more than compatriot Armin Niederer, who cut the gap by finishing fourth. Kraus is third overall, followed by Canadian Brady Leman and American John Teller.

Ophelie David of France won the women's event, with Germany's Christina Manhard in second place and another Frenchwoman, Marielle Berger Sabbatel, third.

Fanny Smith of Switzerland maintained her overall lead despite finishing 13th. Smith has 416 points, with David on 371 and Canada's Kelsey Serwa on 301.

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