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Felix Neureuther of Germany won a men's World Cup slalom on Sunday

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YUZAWA, Japan — of Germany won the men's World Cup slalom in Japan on Sunday, edging Andre Myhrer of Sweden.

Neureuther, fifth after the first run, clocked a time of 56.96 seconds in the second run to finish 0.05 seconds ahead of Myhrer. Marco Schwarz of Austria was third, 0.24 off the pace.

"It was a tough race today," said Neureuther. "It started raining in the second run. You guys were so unlucky with the weather, one meter of fresh snow and then it became so warm and you guys did a really great job."

Neureuther's father Christian was on the podium here 41 years ago.

"It's of course a very, very good feeling," said Neureuther.

With his first slalom World Cup win of the season, Neureuther moved into third place in the standings with 323 points, 393 behind leader Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway, who was seventh.

of France, who won Saturday's giant slalom at the same venue, was disqualified during the second run.

Overall World Cup leader of Austria was disqualified for straddling a gate during the first run.

Myhrer earned his first podium since December's giant slalom in Alta Badia, Italy.

"It was a tough day," said Myhrer. "First run was good visibility and second run we had really bad visibility and water on the goggles and didn't see much. I've been struggling for a while in slalom and I feel happy to be back on the podium."

The next World Cup event will be a downhill and alpine combined in Chamonix, France.

PHOTO: Felix Neureuther of Germany competes during the first run in the men's slalom at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Yuzawa, northern Japan. Neureuther, fifth after the first run, clocked a time of 56.96 seconds in the second run to finish 0.05 seconds ahead of Andre Myhrer of Sweden to win the event. (Yusuke Ogata/Kyodo News via AP)  JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Felix Neureuther of Germany competes during the first run in the men's slalom at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Yuzawa, northern Japan. Neureuther, fifth after the first run, clocked a time of 56.96 seconds in the second run to finish 0.05 seconds ahead of Andre Myhrer of Sweden to win the event. (Yusuke Ogata/Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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PHOTO: Andre Myhrer of Sweden competes during the first run in the men's slalom at the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Yuzawa, northern Japan. Myhrer was placed second after Felix Neureuther of Germany. (Yusuke Ogata/Kyodo News via AP)  JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
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