Winter sports
Hirscher wins first Olympic gold in men's combined

Hirscher has previously played down the importance of an Olympic medal, saying World Cup wins were more important for his status in the sport, but afterwards said the gold was a "dream come true", although he also said he felt "the same" as when becoming world champion.

Feb.13 - SportLand: Austrian skiing great Marcel Hirscher won a long-awaited first Olympic gold medal with victory in the men's combined event in Pyeongchang.

Hirscher won with a combined time of two minutes 6.52 seconds over the downhill and slalom events.

The 28-year-old is regarded as one of the all-time greats in the sport with 55 World Cup race wins but had never won gold in two previous Winter Games.

Frenchmen Alexis Pinturault and Victor Muffat-Jeandet won silver and bronze.

Hirscher has previously played down the importance of an Olympic medal, saying World Cup wins were more important for his status in the sport, but afterwards said the gold was a "dream come true", although he also said he felt "the same" as when becoming world champion.

 

"Ask me this question tomorrow," he added.

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