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Austria's Hirscher takes gold in Men's Alpine combined

IANS  |  PyeongChang 

Austrian Marcel Hirscher, a serial winner, won the first Olympic gold medal of his career on Tuesday after topping the Men's Combined Slalom at the here.

The 28-year-old Hirscher, who has won six overall titles, came into PyeongChang with just one silver medal from his two previous Olympic Games, reports

The Austrian finished the first run in 1:20.56, and his second in 45.96 for a total of 2:06.52 -- 0.23 seconds ahead of runner-up of

"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 is big," Hirscher said.

Hirscher ended Austria's longest gold medal-drought in a men's event at the Winter Games, winning the country's first Olympic title in a men's combination event since won at the 1998 Nagano

Pinturault's compatriot followed 0.77 seconds late, 1.02 seconds behind the winner.

Two-time Olympic gold medallist was placed just outside the top three, an agonising 0.1 seconds behind Muffat-Jeandet.



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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 17:28 IST