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Janka surprises downhill elite in skiing

Switzerland's Carlo Janka has finished a surprise second in the opening World Cup downhill race at Lake Louise, Canada.

This content was published on November 30, 2008 - 11:16

Italy's Peter Fill won the event on Saturday which was marked by mild temperatures and poor visibility.

Janka, who was competing in only his third World Cup downhill race, started with number 65 way back in the field to finish just 0.08 seconds behind Fill.

"It was a big day for me. I had a good run coming down but I was not expecting to do so well. I was aiming for a top 20," he said.

Sweden's Hans Olsson was third. Bode Miller of the United States came 16th, while Didier Cuche was 32nd.

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