Olympics: Sweden's Myhrer wins gold in men's slalom


Belarus' Yuri Danilochkin placed 33rd, BelTA informs.

- In short-track speedskating, Dajing Wu of China won the men's 500 meters, Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands took the women's 1,000, and Hungary was the victor of the men's 5,000-meter relay.

The 35-year-old finished 0.34 seconds clear of Switzerland's Ramon Zenhausern, while Austrian Michael Matt took home bronze. Michael Matt of Austria took bronze.

It was the second straight Olympic gold for Wise, who put down the most hard, technically precise run ever seen in the sport of halfpipe skiing.

Yuri Danilochkin of Belarus placed 33rd, 13.16 seconds behind the victor.

Ramon Zenhaeusern has endured years of people telling him he was too tall to compete in the slalom and on Thursday at the Pyeongchang Games he finally had the flawless riposte - an Olympic silver medal.

"It's so exciting. It's insane I really thought it's so hard to ski so fast in slalom", Gisin told reporters.

Fellow 16-year-old Zoi Sadowski-Synnott won New Zealand's first Winter Olympics medal since 1992 earlier on Thursday morning in the women's snowboard big air.

The Austrian won two gold medals before competing in the slalom on Wednesday.

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Later on Thursday, relatively unheralded Swiss Michelle Gisin put together two consistent runs to win gold in the women's Alpine combined slalom. This is what also can happen and is part of the game, part of the sport.

"To be named alongside him is a great honour for me".

"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.

Italy, Poland, France and Slovakia all headed the pack at some point but it wasn't until Domracheva, who won a silver medal in the mass start, took over on the final leg that the field started to stretch out.

Going into the second run without Hirscher's domineering presence, Kristoffersen was hoping to upgrade the bronze he achieved in Sochi to gold at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre.

Myhrer, who clocked a winning combined time of 1:38.99, was flattered to be talked about in the same breath as Stenmark.

However, the race will be best remembered for how pre-race favorites Marcel Hirscher and Henrik Kristoffersen were both disqualified.

The 23-year-old Kristoffersen went fastest in the morning, just ahead of Myhrer, and looked to have one hand on the title. Shim was handed a penalty for impeding.