March 20, 2016

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) Eva-Maria Brem of Austria clinched the women's giant slalom title at the World Cup finals on Sunday, her first-ever crystal globe.

Brem needed to finish fourth to secure the title and did, edging Marie-Michele Gagnon into fifth by 0.04 seconds.

Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany, the only woman who could surpass Brem in the standings, finished first and faced an anxious wait to see what her rival would do.

Brem crossed the line and looked nervously over at the clock before putting her head in her hands as she realized her achievement. Rebensburg was the first to congratulate her.

Taina Barioz was second on the day, 0.46 behind Rebensburg. Overall champion Lara Gut was third, 0.75 off the pace.

Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States crashed on the opening run.

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