Skier Olsson claims first World Cup victory


Alta Badia (Italy) (AFP)

Sweden's Matts Olsson claimed the first World Cup victory of his career in the parallel giant slalom at Alta Badia, Italy on Monday.

The 29-year-old finished ahead of Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen with Austrian Marcel Hirscher third.

Kristoffersen moved back into the overall World Cup lead with 445 points but thanks to a 112th podium finish of his career, Hirscher is just 11 points behind.

It was Kristoffersen's fifth second-placed finish this season in the technical disciplines.