Monday, 17 December, 2018

Hirscher bombs out in first leg of men's slalom

Slalom favorite makes shocking error to end chance at 3rd goal What to look out for in the men's slalom
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Swedish veteran Andre Myhrer took a shock slalom men's gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Thursday as the two favourites both spectacularly bombed out.

Shiffrin departs South Korea with two medals after she won gold in giant slalom and despite wild pre-Olympic predictions of her sweeping every event she entered, the American was satisfied with her return. "But I already had a bad feeling about the whole situation". Against expectations, he came only second in Sochi in 2014, but everything has gone right for him in Pyeongchang, where he's picked up golds in the Alpine combined and giant slalom. I took a bronze at Vancouver 2010, but I've always dreamed about the gold medal and now it's a reality.

Hirscher, 28, failed to find his rhythm on a course set by his own coach, Michael Pircher, and eventually missed a gate, failing to even make the second run.

"It's fantastic to be on the podium with two such wonderful skiers and I knew I will have to show the slalom of my life yet to have a chance to get that medal and to get that gold medal", said Gisin, whose sister Dominique Gisin won downhill gold at the Sochi Olympics four years ago.

The Austrian will therefore remain at two titles, failing to join his fellow countryman Toni Sailer (1956) and the Frenchman Jean-Claude Killy (1968) to be three times that of gold on the same issue. He followed in the footsteps of legendary Ingemar Stenmark as the only Swedish men to win gold in Alpine skiing. "I don't know yet, may be that an olympic victory is worth two".

"But this is part of the game and part of the sport".

"For sure it is disappointing", the six-times overall World Cup champion told reporters.

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- Belarus won the gold in the women's 4x6-kilometer biathlon relay, finishing in 1 hour, 12 minutes, 3.4 seconds.

Swiss skier Ramon Zenhaeusern was placed second, 0.34 seconds behind Myhrer.

"Such medals mean it's important to believe in yourself, important to believe in your team, to overcome some difficulties, then all doors are open for you", she added.

"I think if you win the gold medal at the Olympics, which has been a big goal of mine throughout my career, it's something not many athletes are able to do and this was my last chance".

Wu Dajing won China's first Olympic gold medal in the men's 500 meters on Thursday, setting a world record time of 39.584 seconds to beat South Korea's Hwang Dae-heon.

Hungary rounded off the short track action by winning the men's 5,000m relay.

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