Brilliant Hirscher claims elusive first gold medal

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Brilliant Hirscher claims elusive first gold medal
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Marcel Hirscher, the greatest skier of his generation, ended his long wait for an Olympic gold medal when the Austrian claimed top spot in the men’s combined event after a blistering slalom run on Tuesday.

Hirscher, who has won the last six overall World Cup titles and has a seventh well within his grasp, climbed for 12th place after the downhill segment at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre to pip France’s Alexis Pinturault by 0.23 seconds.

The Austrian’s previous best in the Olympics was a silver medal in slalom at Sochi four years ago.

Hirscher was...


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Brilliant Hirscher claims elusive first gold medal


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