Originally created 03/15/04

Grabner, Meuli win snowboard titles



BARDONECCHIA, Italy -- Austria's Siegfried Grabner and Switzerland's Daniela Meuli won parallel giant slaloms and the specialty titles Sunday at the World Cup snowboard finals.

Grabner was followed by Mathieu Bozzetto of France and Christopher Klug of the United States in the race in the Italian Alps.

Canada's Jasey Jay Anderson, who clinched the overall title before the final round, placed eighth in the season's closing event.

Grabner won the parallel GS Cup title with 9,200 points, with Bozzetto next at 7,837.

Meuli beat Austria's Marion Kreiner in the women's parallel GS final for her eighth victory this season. France's Julie Pomagalski, third in the race, captured the overall title before the finals.

Meuli won the specialty title with 11,890 points. Switzerland's Ursula Bruhin was second at 8,270 and Pomagalski was third at 6,900.