Kummer takes second successive parallel slalom win in Jauerling
SWITZERLAND snowboarder Patrizia Kummer picked up her second successive FIS Parallel Slalom World Cup - and third career - win in Jauerling to jump up to joint first in the overall rankings.
SECOND BEST: Ekaterina Tudegesheva had to settle for silver behind Patrizia Kummer in Jauerling
Kummer battled her way through the rounds in Austria, edging closer encounters with home athlete Ina Meschik and Amelie Kober, to set up a final showdown with Russia's Ekaterina Tudegesheva.
However once in the final Kummer only had one thing in her mind and after a narrow win first out a stumble by Tudegesheva handed her a comfortable victory and the full 1000 points.
It follows just shy of a month on from the last World Cup leg in Carezza where Kummer topped the podium and promotes her to the head of standings with 2640 points.
Compatriot Fraenzi Maegert-Kohli joins her at the top despite a 14th in Jauerling while Marion Kreiner saw off Kober, who Kummer beat in the semi-finals, to win bronze.
In the men's competition Austrian two-time Olympian Andreas Prommegger took gold for his best finish of the five World Cup legs so far and up to second in the overall standings as well.
He defeated Russian Andrey Sobolev in the final and sits second behind teammate Karl Benjamin, who was eighth, while Italian Roland Fischnaller beat Rok Flander to win bronze.
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