Switzerland win team event

Source:AFP Published: 2015-3-21 0:43:01

Switzerland beat Sweden to claim victory in the mixed team event at the season-ending World Cup finals on Friday.

The quartet of Wendy Holdener, Justin Murisier, Charlotte Chable and Reto Schmidiger ended up in a 2-2 draw in the final with Swedes Sara Hector, Mattias Hargin, Anna Swenn-Larsson and Anton Lahdenperae.

But the Swiss clinched first place with a tie-breaking time of 0.09 seconds over the Swedish ­quartet, thanks largely to the healthy wins by the duo Holdener and ­Schmidiger over ­Swedes Hector and ­Lahdenperae ­respectively.

Sweden had earlier knocked out Austria in the semifinals, but the Austrians took third place with a 3-1 victory over Italy.

Only seven teams entered the team event, which fell after the downhill and super-G and came before the slalom and giant slalom on the weekend.

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