Alpine Skiing - Worley closes in on Merle's record after St Moritz win

France's Tessa Worley moved to within two wins of compatriot Carole Merle's World Cup giant slalom record after taking victory in St Moritz, Switzerland.

Worley, who had not yet recorded a victory in any competition this season, put together two impressive runs to take gold in an overall time of 2:07.62minutes for her eighth World Cup giant slalom race.

The Swiss resort is fast becoming a favourite of the 24-year-old who has now made the podium in all four ladies' World Cup giant slalom races held at St Moritz.

Joining the 2013 giant slalom world champion on the medal rostrum was Jessica Lindell-Vikarby, winner of the previous giant slalom event in Beaver Creek, while Slovenia's Tina Maze took the bronze.

Sweden's Lindell-Vikarby continues to lead the overall standings with 212 points, while Worley moved up to third with 139 points behind Kathrin Zettel, the Austrian having finished fourth in Switzerland.