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SOCHI, February 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch won on Monday Olympic gold after showing the best time in women’s alpine skiing super combined event, held at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre.
The German skier showed an aggravated result of 2 minutes 34.62 seconds following the downhill and slalom runs.
The silver medal went to Austria’s Nicole Hosp, who showed the final result of 2 minutes 35.02 seconds and the bronze to Julia Mancuso of the United States, who was in the lead after the downhill race, but showed the aggregated time of 2 minutes 35.15 seconds after the slalom.
Yelena Yakovishina, the only Russian athlete participating in women’s alpine skiing super combined on Monday, finished in the 14th place with the result of 2 minutes 38.88 seconds.
Speaking after the races, Yakovishina said it was too early for to give estimations of her performance, but added that finishing among the top 15 in the final standings was a good result for Russian alpine skiers.
“On the whole, this is a good result for our [Russian women alpine skiing team] to enter the top 15,” she said. “We have a very young team and this is our first competition at the Games.”
Women’s alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will resume on Wednesday with the downhill competition.