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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, January 17, 2010

Snowboarding: Lambert, Tudegesheva win World Cup races

Associated Press

NENDAZ, Switzerland Michael Lambert of Canada has won a parallel giant slalom event for his first snowboard World Cup victory.

Russia's Ekaterina Tudegesheva, the 2007 world champion, won the women's event on Sunday for her second career World Cup win.

Lambert beat Andreas Prommegger of Austria after another edging another Austrian, Benjamin Karl, in a semifinal.

Karl finished third to lead the discipline standings from world champion Jasey Jay Anderson of Canada. Lambert is third.

Tudegesheva won her final against Nicolien Sauerbreij of the Netherlands who used her runner-up points to head the standings.

Amelie Kober of Germany lost the lead after finishing ninth Sunday.