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Marguc, Engeli win snowboard World Cup events

March 10, 2013

AROSA, Switzerland (AP) — Rok Marguc of Slovenia and Hilde-Katrine Engeli of Norway earned their first career snowboard World Cup victories Sunday by winning parallel giant slalom events.

Marguc beat Matthew Morison of Canada in the men’s final to follow up on the world championship gold he won in the parallel slalom in January. He had three previous World Cup podium finishes — the last one coming two years ago in Moscow.

In the women’s race, Engeli beat Patrizia Kummer of Switzerland in the final.

Engeli won the parallel slalom world championship title in 2011 but had never been on the podium at a World Cup event before.

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