"Everyone is saying, 'Nice career, but an Olympic gold medal is still missing'. This is perfect, unbelievable. A dream coming true. All the people expected me to win a gold medal, especially in Austria, my home country, where skiing is big," Hirscher said.
Hirscher ended Austria's longest gold medal-drought in a men's Alpine skiing event at the Winter Games, winning the country's first Olympic title in a men's combination event since Mario Reiter won at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics.
Pinturault's compatriot Victor Muffat-Jeandet followed 0.77 seconds late, 1.02 seconds behind the winner.
Two-time Olympic gold medallist Ted Ligety was placed just outside the top three, an agonising 0.1 seconds behind Muffat-Jeandet.
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