Germany wins team event at alpine skiing's World Cup finals
Austria loses to Italy 3-1 for third place
Germany won the parallel racing national team event Friday at alpine skiing's World Cup finals.
The German team of Felix Neureuther, Fritz Dopfer, Veronique Hronek and Lena Duerr won 3-1 in the final against the Swedish quartet of Andre Myhrer, Jens Byggmark, Maria Pietilae-Holmner and Frida Hansdottir.
Germany had been third at the world championships last month when Sweden took the silver medal behind host nation Austria.
Austria lost to Italy 3-1 for third place.
Only seven nations took part in the competition, which the United States skipped.
Each nation has four racers, two men and two women, who race head-to-head against their opponents in four parallel races. Each win is worth one point.