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Hirscher wins WCup slalom, stays perfect in 2012

 Croatia's Ivica Kostelic  clears a gate during the first run of an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom, in Adelboden, Switzerland Sunday Jan. 8, 2012....
 Austria's Marcel Hirscher clears a gate during the first run of an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom, in Adelboden, Switzerland Sunday Jan. 8, 2012....
 Italy's Cristian Deville clears a gate during the first run of an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom, in Adelboden, Switzerland Sunday Jan. 8, 2012. ...

Switzerland Alpine Skiing World Cup

Croatia's Ivica Kostelic clears a gate during the first run of an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom, in Adelboden, Switzerland Sunday Jan. 8, 2012....

Switzerland Alpine Skiing World Cup

Austria's Marcel Hirscher clears a gate during the first run of an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom, in Adelboden, Switzerland Sunday Jan. 8, 2012....

Switzerland Alpine Skiing World Cup

Italy's Cristian Deville clears a gate during the first run of an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom, in Adelboden, Switzerland Sunday Jan. 8, 2012. ...

Marcel Hirscher extended his perfect start to 2012 by winning a World Cup slalom on Sunday to pad his lead in the overall standings.
The 22-year-old Austrian mastered rapidly worsening conditions on the Kuonisbaergli slope to edge defending overall champion Ivica Kostelic by 0.27 seconds.
Stefano Gross of Italy trailed Hirscher by 0.99 in third. Another Italian, Cristian Deville, had shared the lead with Hirscher after the morning first run but faded to finish ninth.
Hirscher got his third victory in four days after winning Thursday's night slalom in Zagreb, Croatia, and the classic Adelboden giant slalom on Saturday.
Kostelic moved up to second overall but trails Hirscher by 230 points.