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World glory for Worley in St Moritz

It was a second giant slalom world championship gold for Tessa Worley, who held off Mikaela Shiffrin to prevail in St Moritz.

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World glory for Worley in St Moritz
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Tessa Worley regained the Alpine World Ski Championships giant slalom gold on Thursday, staving off the challenge of Mikaela Shiffrin to triumph on the slopes of St Moritz.

The Frenchwoman first won the crown in Schladming four years ago and tasted glory once more with two solid runs in Switzerland.

France's Tessa Worley reacts in the finish area after the second run of the women's giant slalom race at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
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France's Tessa Worley reacts in the finish area after the second run of the women's giant slalom race at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski ChampionshipsFABRICE COFFRINIAFP

Worley's wonderful finish

Worley, who helped France to team event gold on Tuesday, finished 0.34 seconds ahead of American Shiffrin, while Sofia Goggia of Italy took bronze, 0.74secs off the pace.

Worley gave herself an excellent foundation for success by topping the timesheets at the end of the first run, finishing in one minute, 2.01secs.

Shiffrin's 1:03.16 was the best effort of the second run and temporarily put her in first place, but Worley's 1:03.54 proved enough to see her regain the gold she lost to Anna Veith two years ago.

Veith could only finish 22nd, over three seconds behind the new champion.

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