Snowboarding: Košir Wins Parallel Giant Slalom in Korea (Video)

By , 17 Feb 2019, 09:36 AM Sport
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STA, 16 February 2019 - Slovenian snowboarder Žan Košir won the World Cup parallel giant slalom race in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Saturday, beating Austria's Lukas Mathies in the finals.

For the 34-year-old Olympic medallist this is the fifth World Cup victory, the first one coming in 2013 in Bad Gastein.

Košir is one of a few Slovenian athletes to boast three Olympic medals - bronze from Pyeongchang in 2018 and silver and bronze from Sochi in 2014.

Placing third in today's race was Austria's Andreas Prommegger.

Another Slovenian, Tim Mastnak, lost against Italy's Aaron March in the round of 16, to finish tenth.

The best Slovenian woman racer was Gloria Kotnik, who finished sixth.

Snowboarders will compete in another parallel giant slalom race in South Korea on Sunday.

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