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Maze, Gisin win gold in women's Olympic downhill

  1. 1. Maze, Gisin win gold in women's Olympic downhill Maze, Gisin acquire gold in women's Olympic downhill - Yahoo News SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Your gold industry enjoyed large gains in the Sochi Olympics on Wednesday, getting surprise boost from your women's downhill. Tina Maze of Slovenia and also Dominique Gisin associated with Switzerland had been declared cogold medalists, the initial in time Olympic Alpine history any race ended up being won in a tie. On each day which inside fact had little to complete together with winter -- temperatures hit 63 degrees (17 C) -- both buddies covered your 1.69-mile (2.7-kilometer) Rosa Khutor course throughout one minute, 41.57 seconds. The tearful Lara Gut associated with Switzerland won the particular bronze, 0.10 just a few seconds back. "I'm certain glad I'm planning to reveal this gold together with Tina," Gisin said. The favorites, Maria Hoefl-Riesch regarding Germany and also Julia Mancuso of the U.S., had been afterthoughts. Hoefl-Riesch, eyeing any record-equaling fourth Olympic Alpine gold, finished 13th while Mancuso was eighth. Five additional sports awarded gold medals in Day 6 in the Olympics: figure skating pairs, luge, Nordic combined, snowboarding and speedskating. View gallery Women's downhill gold medalists Switzerland's Dominique Gisin, left, and also Slovenia's Tina ... Among another gold medalists were speedskater Stefan Groothuis, who added to the mighty haul with the Dutch at the oval; Eric Frenzel associated with Germany, which has been the particular steadiest in Nordic mixed the past a couple of years; and Kaitlyn Farrington of the United States, that defeated defending champion Torah Bright in the women's halfpipe. ___
  2. 2. View gallery Women's downhill gold medalists Switzerland's Dominique Gisin, left, along with Slovenia's Tina ... ALPINE SKIING: Gisin is turning out to be an old hand at these kinds of outcomes -- 2 regarding the girl 3 downhill victories are already ties. The Girl in addition is using a far far better Olympics as compared to the one within Vancouver, exactly where she went tumbling and also airborne in the downhill. This particular has been Gisin's first significant medal. Maze won a couple of silvers inside Vancouver, and ended up being hardly troubled concerning splitting the particular pot regarding gold. "It's even more fascinating simply because it's not the usual thing," mentioned Maze, that began 30 minutes after Gisin. "It's some thing special." ___ FIGURE SKATING: Tatiana Volosozhar along with Maxim Trankov maintained Russia's long tradition within pairs, winning gold within their residence Olympics. Teammates Ksenia Stolbova and also Fedor Klimov took silver. Russia or the Soviet Union had won gold in 12 straight Olympics inside the event ahead regarding the streak ended four years ago. "I consider tonight all associated with the country will celebrate this gorgeous victory," Trankov said. View gallery Slovenia's Tina Maze holds your ex goggles along with the girl teeth following finishing the particular women's downhill t ...
  3. 3. ___ SPEEDSKATING: Your Dutch ruled in the oval again, along with Groothuis taking the actual gold inside the 1,000 meters and upsetting two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis of the U.S. Groothuis won in 1 minute, 8.39 mere seconds along with had been followed by Denny Morrison regarding Canada along with 500 champion Michel Mulder in the Netherlands. Your Dutch have won 10 of 15 medals by means of the extremely first five events. Davis ended up being eighth, denied within his bid to become able to turn out to be the extremely first man for you to acquire the identical speedskating event in three straight Olympics. ___ SNOWBOARDING: Farrington posted a score of 91.75 throughout your ex second run, just sufficient to beat Bright's 91.50. 2002 Olympic champion Kelly Clark took bronze in order to give the United States of America yet another medal. ___ MEN'S HOCKEY: Sweden confirmed off its deep offensive ability throughout its Olympic opener, getting a pair of goals via Erik Karlsson and one via Henrik Zetterberg inside a 4-2 get over the particular Czech Republic. Switzerland furthermore won, yet necessary any late deflection to beat Latvia 1-0. the Swiss scored along with 7.9 just a few seconds left, along with Simon Moser had been credited with the aim that seemed to carom off a new Latvian player facing the net. ___ WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Canada defeated the particular U.S. throughout women's hockey 3-2 inside a preview in the expected gold medal match. Meghan Agosta scored twice for Canada as well as assisted in Hayley Wickenheiser's goal. This specific ended up being the particular fifth period these teams have got met inside the Olympics, however the really first since women's hockey has been extra for the Winter games throughout 1998 they get played in the preliminary round. in your day's some other game, Finland beat Switzerland 4-3. ___ NORDIC COMBINED: Frenzel, whom served a couple regarding years within the German army, won the individual normal hill. He led following ski jumping as well as powered home around the crosscountry course. "I can't describe this feeling, it's therefore perfect," he said. Frenzel, the particular runaway Globe Cup leader, ended up being accompanied by Akito Watabe involving Japan as well as Magnus Krog associated with Norway. ___ CURLING: China's curlers kept up his or her surprise run by beating Switzerland along with Germany, leaving the team with the top of the the actual standings together with 4 straight wins. with Sweden (3-1) losing in order to Denmark 8-5 within the evening session, Norway (3-0) is actually the only various other unbeaten team within the competition right after defeating Germany 8-5 in the morning. Upon the particular women's side, undefeated Canada downed Britain 9-6 in the game that went down to the final stone as well as sent the particular U.S. for the side of elimination. The Particular Canadians joined Switzerland throughout 1st place from 3-0. Sports & RecreationOlympicsDominique GisinTina MazeSwitzerlandStefan GroothuisJulia
  4. 4. MancusoEric Frenzel