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Italy's Karbon Captures Women's WC Giant Slalom


Not even a broken bone in her hand could keep Denise Karbon from winning a World Cup giant slalom ski race in Ofterschwang, Germany.

Karbon, who broke a bone in her left thumb during training on Wednesday, won her fifth race in six tries this season.

The Italian had a combined time of 2:22.26, just 0.08 seconds ahead of overall women's leader Nicole Hosp of Austria. Elisabeth Goergl of Austria finished third, 0.09 seconds behind the Italian.

Lindsey Vonn was the top American finisher in sixth place, more than one-half second off the leader. Hosp remains the overall leader in the women's season standings with 839 points. Vonn is second overall, 66 points back (773 points). Maria Riesch of Germany is third overall with 713 points followed by American Julia Mancusco (703).

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP.