Sweden wins Olympic Men's Slalom, Belarus' 33rd

Sweden wins Olympic Men's Slalom, Belarus' 33rd

Hirscher - who had already won the alpine combined and giant slalom at these Games, his first individual Olympic titles - revealed he had never been comfortable in the lead-up to the slalom, even in training.

"They should make a movie on it", USA forward Hilary Knight said. It was very likely the first and only Olympic race between USA teammates Vonn and Shiffrin.

In an Olympic stunner, Hirscher's quest for a third gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games ended quickly on Thursday. "Maybe I will have to buy two", he said. "Just glad it worked out this time". - American David Wise after winning gold in ski halfpipe.

It was the second straight Olympic gold for Wise, who put down the most hard, technically precise run ever seen in the sport of halfpipe skiing.

Reacting to his silver, Zenhaeusern said: "It's just insane".

"He (Mario) called me after the first run".

But in trying to become the first male skier in 50 years to win three Olympic gold medals, the 28-year-old missed a gate in the first run and failed to finish a slalom race for the first time in two years.

In other events Thursday, Anna Gasser of Austria won the women's Big Air snowboarding event, and Germany took the Nordic combined team title.

Medals will be award in the men's 500 meters, the women's 1,000 and the men's 5,000 relay.

In Gangneung, the US women's team won it all 20 years after their last gold medal in women's hockey and 38 years to the day after the men's famous "Miracle on Ice" victory over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Lake Placid Games.

Italy, Poland, France and Slovakia all headed the pack at some point but it wasn't until Domracheva, who won a silver medal in the mass start, took over on the final leg that the field started to stretch out.

"We thought our goal was one gold medal, that it could be easier for the next race, but it was the opposite". The U.S. skier laid down the sixth fastest downhill time, and pushed her way up to silver with the third fastest run on the slalom course.

Everything stayed on, and he skied to victory.

With a 2:20.90 combined time, the 24-year-old beat out American star Mikaela Shiffrin by nearly a second.

It was a successful day for the Swiss with Wendy Holdener, slalom silver medalist in Pyeongchang and reigning combined world champion, taking bronze.

"I tried to put my heart into that run", Gisin said. - American skier Lindsey Vonn on her Olympic Winter Games memories.

Hirscher skied off course in the opening run of the men's slalom, while Kristoffersen set the fastest time. But the Norwegian couldn't make it all the way down the piste on the second run, leaving Myhrer at the top of the podium.

Hirscher out of the entrance, Kristoffersen had the clear horizon for its first olympic gold, as he had done at the head of the first sleeve, 21/100th ahead of Myhrer. His arch-rival Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway - bronze medalist in Sochi, and second behind Hirscher in the giant slalom here - presents the likeliest threat. Michael Matt of Austria took bronze. Her score of 96 was the highest of the day and gave her a total of 185.00.

"Everyone else when I was young didn't think it was possible to ski fast at two meters".

"After wining two gold medals there is no pressure at all", said Hirscher who, with 55 World Cup wins, is second only to Ingemar Stenmark's 86 on the men's all-time list.

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