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Aubert wins as Vonn fails to finish

Aubert is overjoyed after claiming her second World Cup victory of the season in the slalom.
Aubert is overjoyed after claiming her second World Cup victory of the season in the slalom.
  • France's Sandrine Aubert claims women's World Cup slalom in Zagreb for second win of season
  • American Lindsey Vonn fails to finish and loses World Cup overall lead to Maria Riesch of Germany
  • Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria wins Four Hills tournament event in Innsbruck to take World Cup lead

(CNN) -- France's Sandrine Aubert claimed her second World Cup victory of the season as she won the women's slalom in Zagreb on Sunday.

Aubert has moved to the top of the overall slalom standings with her fine win which saw her come from fourth after the first leg for a fourth career triumph.

She edged out Austria's Kathrin Zettel by 43 hundredths of a second while Germany's Susanne Riesch was third.

Riesch's older sister Maria finished fourth to take the lead in the overall World Cup standings from American Lindsey Vonn, who failed to finish the second leg.

Vonn has been struggling since a nasty giant slalom fall in Lienz last week where she badly bruised her left arm, with fears she had sustained a fracture.

Vonn has subsequently taken part in two slalom races, but was well back after the first run in Croatia and pressing second time down missed a gate.

In other major winter sports action on Sunday, Gregor Schlierenzauer claimed his second straight win in the famous Four Hills ski jumping tournament, with victory on the Innsbruck hill in Austria.

It followed his Garmisch triumph on New Year's Day.

The 19-year-old Austrian finished well clear of his arch-rival Simon Ammann of Switzerland for his 28th World Cup win.

Janne Ahonen of Finland took third ahead of Austrian Andreas Kofler, who still heads the Four Hills standings from Schlierenzauer going into the final event in in Bischofshofen, Austria, on Wednesday.

Defending champion Schlierenzauer now leads the overall World Cup standings with 611 points, two ahead of Ammann. Kofler is third with 476.