AROSA, Switzerland (AP) — Rok Marguc of Slovenia and Hilde-Katrine Engeli of Norway earned their first career snowboard World Cup victories Sunday by winning parallel giant slalom events.
Marguc beat Matthew Morison of Canada in the men's final to follow up on the world championship gold he won in the parallel slalom in January. He had three previous podium finishes on the World Cup — the last one coming two years ago in Moscow.
Anton Unterkofler of Austria was third after his opponent in the small final, Patrick Bussler of Germany, failed to finish. In the women's race, Engeli beat Patrizia Kummer of Switzerland in the final. Caroline Calve of Canada was third, beating Alena Zavarzina of Russia in the small final.
Engeli won the parallel slalom world championship title in 2011, but had never been on the podium at a World Cup event before.