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Schoch, Bruhin Win Snowboarding Races in Canada


Olympic champion Philipp Schoch of Switzerland and compatriot Ursula Bruhin have won World Cup parallel giant slalom snowboard events in Le Relais, Canada.

Schoch beat Austrian Andreas Prommegger in the final, winning both runs.

Schoch leads the World Cup standings with 1,700 points. Countryman Heinz Inniger is second (1,630 points) with Switzerland's Gilles Jaquet third (1,460 points).

In the women's final, Ursula Bruhin beat compatriot Fraenzi Kohli in both runs to take the title. Another Swiss athlete, Daniela Meuli, finished third.

Bruhin is tied with French skier Julie Pomagalski atop the World Cup standings with 1,950 points. Salt Lake City gold medalist Isabelle Blanc of France is third with 1,900 points.

Some information for this report provided by AP.