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Maria Riesch wins gold in Olympic slalom

GRAHAM DUNBAR
AP Sports Writer
Germany's Maria Riesch reacts after winning the gold medal in the Women's slalom at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)
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WHISTLER, British Columbia – Maria Riesch of Germany has won the slalom title for her second gold medal of the Winter Olympics, as Lindsey Vonn skied out chasing her second victory.

Riesch led after the first leg and had a combined two-run time of 1 minute, 42.89 seconds through the snow and fog on Friday.

Marlies Schild of Austria was 0.43 second back to take silver.

Sarka Zahrobska of the Czech Republic trailed by 1.01 to get bronze.

Germany has won three of the five women’s Alpine races after Riesch took the super-combined and Viktoria Rebensburg the giant slalom.

Downhill champion Vonn straddled a gate early in her first run and did not finish for the third time in five races.


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