Italy's Paris wins, sets up close fight for downhill title

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 8:43 p.m. ET

KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) Dominik Paris won the next-to-last downhill of the World Cup season Saturday, leaving the fight for the discipline title wide open.

Paris trails Italian teammate Peter Fill by four points going into the final race at St. Moritz, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Fill shares the lead with Aksel Lund Svindal though the Norwegian is out following knee surgery.

Other contenders are Kjetil Jansrud of Norway and Adrien Theaux of France, who are 54 and 66 points behind, respectively.

Paris won Saturday's race 0.20 seconds ahead of Valentin Giraud Moine of France and 0.24 ahead of Steven Nyman of the United States. Paris also triumphed in Chamonix, France, last month and became the first Italian skier to win back-to-back downhills since Kristian Ghedina in 1997. Earlier in the day, fog forced organizers to postpone the start of a men's downhill.