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Swiss skier, Defago, takes fourth place at Super-G race

Switzerland's Defago speeds down the course in the Super-G race on Sunday

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Switzerland's Didier Defago has come in fourth place at the Alpine skiing men's World Cup Super-G race on Sunday in Kvitfjell, Norway. But, the Austrian team swept the podium spots.

Defago was the highest placed Swiss skier at Sunday's race, coming in 1.28 seconds behind the first-placed Austrian skier, Hermann Maier.

The other two podium spots went to Maier's compatriots, Hannes Trinkl and Stephan Eberharter, who placed second and third, respectively.

Defago was followed by his fellow teammates, Didier Cuche, who came in ninth, Silvano Beltrametti, who placed 11th, Franco Cavegn, who took the number 12 spot, and Steve Locher, who placed 16th.

The 23-year-old Defago also performed well on Friday when he took fifth place in the first day of downhill racing in Kvitfjell.

Maier's victory on Sunday was his 11th of the season. He has already won enough points to hold on to the coveted crystal globe that comes with the men's World Cup overall title.

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