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Janka and Ligety clinch crowns at World Cup finals in Germany

Janka shows fine style as he races to victory in the giant slalom at the World Cup finals.
Janka shows fine style as he races to victory in the giant slalom at the World Cup finals.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Switzerland's Carlo Janka claims the overall World Cup title in Garmisch
  • Janka wins concluding giant slalom of the season to open unassailable lead
  • Ted Ligety of the United States finishes tied for third to win giant slalom overall title
  • Janka won Olympic gold at the Vancouver Games in giant slalom

(CNN) -- Switzerland's Carlo Janka clinched the overall World Cup title and Ted Ligety of the United States sealed the giant slalom crown in the World Cup finals in Garmisch Partenkirchen on Friday.

Olympic and world champion Janka won the men's giant slalom to wrap up the battle for the Crystal Globe.

Ligety finished tied for third to wrap up the title in that discipline.

Benjamin Raich of Austria finished eighth and cannot now catch Janka in the overall race with just one racing remaining this season but has sealed second.

The 23-year-old Janka produced a superb second run to clock a combined time of two minutes 20.87 seconds to relegate Davide Simoncelli to second place.

Austria's Philipp Schoerghofer finished with the same time as Ligety.

Everything has come together for me this season and I have won everything that there is to win
--Carlo Janka
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"I knew that I had to win here and I was really pleased with the second run," Janka, who also won the giant slalom gold in Whistler last month, told gathered reporters.

"Everything has come together for me this season and I have won everything that there is to win."

Janka has 1197 points for the season in the overall standings ahead of Raich on 1091 with just Saturday's slalom race to conclude the men's World Cup season.

"Carlo deserves it," said Raich.

Janka's Swiss compatriot Didier Cuche stays third in the overall standings on 952 points after claiming fifth on Friday.

It was Janka's second win of the World Cup finals having also claimed Wednesday's downhill title.