Patrick Kueng of Switzerland wins super-G race |

Patrick Kueng of Switzerland wins super-G race

Pat Graham
AP Sports Writer
Switzerland's Patrick Kueng reacts after crossing the finish line to take first place in a men's World Cup super-G skiing event, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Beaver Creek, Colo. (AP Photo/ Julie Jacobson)

BEAVER CREEK — Patrick Kueng of Switzerland won a World Cup race for the first time, ending the dominance of Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal in super-G on Saturday.

Kueng finished in 1 minute, 21.73 seconds and then withstood a late charge from Otmar Striedinger of Austria, beating him by 0.24 seconds. Hannes Reichelt of Austria and Peter Fill of Italy tied for third.

Svindal’s streak of four straight super-G wins was halted Saturday. He made several mistakes along the tricky course and was seventh.

American Ted Ligety had an impressive run and finished fifth. Bode Miller showed signs of returning to form with a stellar start to the super-G, only to make a costly error. Miller was 14th, but said this was “encouraging” after missing all of last season with a knee injury.

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