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Beltrametti and Rey-Bellet win second national crown

Silvano Beltrametti won his second national title in Wednesday's super-giant race


Silvano Beltrametti and Corinne Rey-Bellet have both won their second titles at Swiss national skiing championships. One day after their victories in the downhill, they took another crown in the super giant race in St Moritz on Wednesday.

Beltrametti finished ahead of veteran Paul Accola and another downhill specialist, Franco Cavegn. Skiers from canton Graubünden took the first four positions, with Ambrosi Hoffmann completing the quartet.

"At the top of the run," Beltrametti said after the race, "you could hardly see anything. It was impossible to get down without making a mistake, so I was quite surprised my time was good enough to win the title."

The 34-year-old Accola missed out on the 14th title of his career by only a fraction of a second, and is now debating whether to compete again in two years time.

"At my age, I really must watch out for my health above all," Accola said.

Rey-Bellet had no trouble completing the double, winning by nearly two seconds. Tamara Müller was the silver medallist, followed by Monika Dumermuth.

"For me this was an interesting test following the world championships," said Rey-Bellet, "because the course was laid out in a similar way to the men's race."

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