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American Nyman secures rare win in ski downhill

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American skier Steven Nyman secured a rare World Cup victory here on Saturday, as he won a shortened men's downhill event in a race that was delayed several times due to inclement weather. 

Steven Nyman of the US competes during the Men's world cup downhill on December 15, 2012 in Val Gardena. Nyman won the race ahead of Slovenia's Rok Perko and Canda's Erik Guay.

Nyman, 30, clocked 1minute 28.82seconds to clinch the second win of his career -- his only other triumph coincidentally came in a downhill at the same venue in December 2006 -- as he benefitted from improving conditions at the Italian resort that was subjected to heavy snowfall and low visibility.

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