Benjamin Karl of Austria won the mixed team parallel slalom in Piancavallo along with compatriot Daniela Ulbing ©Getty Images

Austria’s dominated the mixed team parallel slalom as two teams from the country finished first and third at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Snowboard World Cup in Piancavallo.

The Italian duo of Edwin Coratti and Nadya Ochner finished second.

In the final, the Austrian pair of Benjamin Karl and Daniela Ulbing were lucky to top the podium after Ochner failed to finish her second run.

Coratti had earlier finished 0.17 seconds ahead of Karl.  

The other Austrian team comprising of Alexander Payer and Sabine Schoeffmann came in third thanks to Lucia Dalmasso finishing 0.56 seconds behind Schoeffmann.

Another Italian team featuring Marc Hofer and Lucia Dalmasso came in fourth while Arvid Auner and Julia Dujmovits of Austria finished fifth.

The Austrians are dominating the overall standings with 200, 190 and 155 points respectively.

Germany is fourth with 118 points while Switzerland is fifth on 104 points.

The next event is set to be held in Rogla in Slovenia on Wednesday (March 16) followed by another leg in Berchtesgaden in Germany next Saturday (March 19).