Freestyle Skiing - Fiva and Limbacher take wins in Les Contamines

Alex Fiva became the first freestyle skier to claim successive ski-cross World Cup victories this season after winning the big final at round five in Les Contamines.

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Freestyle Skiing - Fiva claims men's ski cross World Cup title
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Switzerland's Alex Fiva clebrates after winning the FIS men's skicross world cup event

Fiva, the winner last time out in Innichen-San Candido, was back at it again in France beating off competition from Slovenia's Filip Flisar to take the victory.

Tomas Kraus took third ahead of home hope Jonathan Midol with Fiva now leading the World Cup standings by 31 points ahead of Armin Niederer who was sixth.

Meanwhile in the women’s race, Austria's Andrea Limbacher claimed just the second win of her career however Fanny Smith is running away with the overall title.

Limbacher won the big final with Anna Holmlund second, then Smith in third with Marielle Berger Sabbatel, like team-mate Midol in the men’s race, fourth.

Limbacher sits third in the women's standings with 238 points, seven behind Swede Holmlund, while Smith leads the way at the top with 396.

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