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Dominik Paris aiming for downhill success in Kitzbuhel

After breaking his FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup duck for the season in the super-G, Dominik Paris prepares for the downhill in Kitzbuhel.

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Dominik Paris does not believe his super-G victory in Kitzbuhel will give him the advantage in Saturday's downhill race at the Austrian venue.

The Italian earned his first FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup victory of the season in Friday's super-G contest - his maiden triumph in the discipline.

Paris must now quickly turn his attention to the downhill, where he is attempting to chip away at Kjetil Jansrud's 107-point lead at the top of the leaderboard.

Having won the downhill race at the same resort in 2013, Paris has shown he is more than able to deal with the challenging course.

However, that proved the only time he has placed inside the top 24 in the downhill in Kitzbuhel.

"[This] was a super-G and I skied on my super-G skis, it was a fast course but if you are ever in a position where you are coming late into a turn with the super-G skis you can correct your line," he said.

"With downhill skis there is no chance to get out of certain mistakes."

Jansrud's position atop the downhill leaderboard is due to his fantastic start to the campaign in the discipline that saw him pick up wins in Lake Louise and Beaver Creek, before finishing runner-up in Val Gardena.

However, the Norwegian has failed to match those results in recent races, finishing a disappointing 17th in Santa Caterina, before placing fifth in Wengen last weekend.

Beat Feuz is tied in second on the downhill leaderboard alongside Paris, and the Swiss will also harbour hopes of closing the gap to Jansrud on Saturday.

Home favourite Hannes Reichelt, who sits fourth in the discipline's standings, will have eyes on the top prize too.

The Austrian, winner in Wengen last time out, was the victor in Kitzbuhel in the 2013-14 season.

Reichelt would become the first Austrian in 29 years to achieve back-to-back wins in Kitzbuhel after Peter Wirnsberger's successes in 1985 and 1986.

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