Erik Guay wins super-G world title as Canada outduels Norway

Erik Guay won the super-G title at the world alpine skiing championships on Wednesday while teammate Manuel Osborne-Paradis captured bronze.

The veteran Canadians outduelled the favoured Norwegians with 35-year-old Guay earning his first victory in almost three years.

He edged Olympic super-G champion Kjetil Jansrud by 0.45 seconds.

Norway seemed sure to also take bronze in an event it dominates, but late-starting Osborne-Paradis edged World Cup champion Aleksander Aamodt Kilde off the podium.

On his 33rd birthday, Osborne-Paradis claimed his first career championship medal, trailing Guay by 0.51, and was serenaded by a finish-area crowd singing for him.

Guay, from Mont-Tremblant, Que., added super-G gold to his downhill title from the 2011 worlds in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Last month, Guay crashed in a treacherous downhill at the German course but avoided injury.