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    The current World Ski Cup racing series moved to Naeba, Japan, on Monday, with Erik Haker, of Norway, setting a blistering pace to win the men's giant slalom by 25/100ths of a second.

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    The current World Ski Cup racing series moved to Naeba, Japan, on Monday, with Erik Haker, of Norway, setting a blistering pace to win the men's giant slalom by 25/100ths of a second. His total time for two runs down the 1,530-yard (1,400 M) course was 3 mins. 33.10 seconds.

    Austria's Hans Hinterseer was second in 3 minutes, 33.35 seconds, followed by Adolf Rosti, of Switzerland, with a time of 3 minutes 35.57 seconds. Italy's Piero Gross finished fourth in 3 minutes, 35.78 seconds.

    Haker's win puts him second -- behind Hinterseer -- in world standings for the men's giant slalom, Hinterseer has 105 points to Haker's 71, Rostie is third, with 66 points, and Gross fourth, with 55.

    Japanese spectators mobbed Haker after his win. He said the course was "quite good" at the top, but not so good at the bottom, which has a steep section reaching 31 degrees.

    SYNOPSIS: The current World Ski Cup racing series moved to Naeba Japan, on Monday. The previous races in the series were held in Alaska. The first day's racing was occupied by the spectacular men's giant slalom, which is always a popular event among spectators.

    It turned out to be a major upset for Hans Hinterseer, of Austria, who won last week's men's giant slalom in Alaska. The winner was Erik Haker, of Norway, who completed two runs down the 1,530 yard course in 3 minutes, 33.10 seconds.

    Haker beat Hinterseer by 25-hundredths of a second. It was his first win of the World Cup series. Italy's piero Gross came fourth in the slalom. He completed two runs of the course in three minutes, 35.78 seconds. Gross is lying fourth in the World Cup standings for the event.

    Adolf Rosti, of Switzerland, finished behind Hinterseer. His time was thee minutes, 35.57 seconds, and placed him third in the World Cup standings.

    Japanese spectators mobbed Erik Haker after his win. Hinterseer's time for second place was three minutes 33.35 seconds. He heads the World Cup standings for the men's giant slalom, and has a 34 points lead over Haker.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEW0C95IGD5CQLLAFM9I72J0LV
    Media URN:
    VLVAEW0C95IGD5CQLLAFM9I72J0LV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
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    N/A

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