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Ted Ligety wins 1st World Cup super-combined

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GRAHAM DUNBAR | January 17, 2014 09:42 AM EST | AP

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WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Ted Ligety won his first World Cup super-combined event Friday, outdoing Alexis Pinturault in the downhill portion of the race.

Ligety overturned a 1.22-second deficit from the slalom to beat Pinturault by 0.22. Natko Zrncic-Dim of Croatia was third, trailing 1.08 behind Ligety's combined time of 2 minutes, 44.74 seconds.

Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway was fifth, enough to take the overall World Cup lead from Austrian rival Marcel Hirscher, who skips speed events.

Bode Miller, the super-combined Olympic champion, was ninth.

Ligety's 20th career World Cup win was his first outside his specialist giant slalom discipline. But the American won the world title in super-combined last year and earned the gold medal in the event at the 2006 Turin Olympics.