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    Klaus Heidegger, Austria's slalom specialist, won the men's slalom to give his country an almost clean sweep in the Japanese leg of the World Cup which concluded at Furano near Hokkaido on Sunday (27 February).

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    Klaus Heidegger, Austria's slalom specialist, won the men's slalom to give his country an almost clean sweep in the Japanese leg of the World Cup which concluded at Furano near Hokkaido on Sunday (27 February). The same day, Monika Kaserer, another Austrian took first place in the women's giant slalom.

    Heidegger - number 10 - was first out of the gate. The Austrian flashed down the 510 metre (560 yards) course in a combined time of one minute (57.65 seconds. Heidegger was jubilant over his victory. He said later it was the biggest day of his career because he had beaten his Swedish rival, Ingemar Stenmark.

    Stenmark - number 13 - finished second with a combined time of one minute 57.33 seconds. Heidegger's victory ended Stenmark's record run of five consecutive slalom wins. However, the Swede's second placing boosted his points total from 174 to 194, leaving him just one point behind the current leader in the World Cup series, Austrian Franz Klammer. Heidegger remains third in the standings but his win boosted his points total to 184.

    Kaserer - number 10 - maintained the Austrian advantage in the women's giant slalom. Her combined time for the competition was one minute 37.32 seconds. Kaserer's success followed on the victory the previous day of team mate Regina Sackl in the women's slalom.

    Lise-Marie Morerod - number 6 - of Switzerland came second in the women's giant slalom with a combined time of one minute 38.54 seconds. Although defeated in this event, Morerod, is still in the lead in the overall standings with a total of 258 points.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6DTAGHR8CSYAXO1WGCHMPDDL0
    Media URN:
    VLVA6DTAGHR8CSYAXO1WGCHMPDDL0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
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    N/A

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