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    Austrian idol Karl Schranz, who plans to retire from international skiing competitions at the end of this season, wound up his career in grand style yesterday (Tuesday) with a triumphant victory in the Giant Slalom -- a highlight of the World Alpine Ski Championships being held at Italy's Val Gardena.

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    Austrian idol Karl Schranz, who plans to retire from international skiing competitions at the end of this season, wound up his career in grand style yesterday (Tuesday) with a triumphant victory in the Giant Slalom -- a highlight of the World Alpine Ski Championships being held at Italy's Val Gardena.

    The 31-year-old Schranz, who says he plans to retire while at the top of his sport, showed that he was still the world's leading slalom star when he led the 93-strong field at the end of Monday's first leg of the Giant slalom.

    His time of 2 minutes 15.15 secs over the 1,490 metre (about 4,920 yard) course gave him an 0.3 second lead over Austrian team-mate Werner Bleiner.

    Yesterday, Schranz showed superb form again returning the fastest time -- 2 minutes 4.04 seconds -- to assure himself of the gold medal.

    Bleiner again clocked the second fastest time to bring Austria the silver medal as well. The 23-year-old Montafon sports goods salesman also staked him claim to taking over Schranz's championship mantel in the future.

    The bronze medal went to Swiss chef Dumeng Giovanoli, who took third place over both legs. This leaves Giovanoli strongly in the running for the combined title, which is based on the results of two slalom events and the downhill race, which is due to close the championships on Sunday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7Z9FOH8R4IBP1OE09RHIYNC2E
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Z9FOH8R4IBP1OE09RHIYNC2E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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