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Best Moments of Alpine Skiing in the Winter Games. Pyeongchang 2018

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games were held from 9 to 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The 2018 Games marked the third time that an Asian country had hosted the Winter Olympics, after Sapporo 1972, and Nagano 1998.

Pyeongchang was elected as the host city for the 2018 Winter Games at the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa in July 2011.

Four events made their Olympic debut in Pyeongchang 2018: "Big Air" snowboarding, mass start speed skating, mixed doubles curling, and Mixed Team Alpine Skiing.

Its Winter Games plan was one of the most compact in Olympic history. The Games were gathered around two main venues: the mountain resort of Alpensia in Pyeongchang for the outdoor sports, and the coastal city of Gangneung for the indoor sports.

The Alpine skiing events at the Winter Olympics were held at Yongpyong Ski Resort and the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

Yongpyong hosted the technical alpine skiing events for the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang.

Jeongseon was a venue for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, hosting the Alpine Ski Downhill, and Super-G.

Marcel Hirscher won the gold medal at the Men's Combined competition. Alexis Pinturault came in second, and Victor Muffat-Jeandet third.

Hirscher finished in 12th position in the Downhill run and set the fastest time in the Slalom run. Pinturault came back from the 10th position after the Downhill, and Muffat-Jeandet, 29th after the Downhill run posted the second-fastest Slalom time to climb to the podium.

Aksel Lund Svindal won the gold medal in the Downhill, 0.12 seconds ahead of teammate Kjetil Jansrud, and 0.18 over Beat Feuz, who earned his first Olympic medal. At the age of 35, Svindal became the oldest Downhill Champion ever. He claimed the second Men’s Downhill gold medal for Norway after Birger Ruud in Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936.

The Downhill Olympic Champion in Sochi 2014 Matthias Mayer won his second Olympic gold medal in 2018 in the Super-G. Beat Feuz finished in second place and Kjetil Jansrud was third. Mayer ended a Norwegian golden streak in the Super-G that has carried over the past four Games. A day after Aksel Lund Svindal became the first man to have won gold in both the Olympic men’s speed events, the Austrian champion matched him with a masterclass in the Super-G.

Five days after winning the Combined Marcel Hirscher won gold in the Giant Slalom by 1.27 seconds, the biggest winning margin in the discipline since the 1968 Winter Olympics. Henrik Kristoffersen was second with Alexis Pinturault rounding up the podium.

In his third Winter Games appearance at PyeongChang 2018, he finally got his hands on the Olympic gold, landing the Alpine combined and Giant Slalom titles. He won a silver medal in Slalom in Sochi 2014.

With his victory, Hirscher became the 10th male alpine skier to win multiple gold medals at a single Winter Games and the first since his fellow countryman Benni Raich in 2006.

André Myhrer won the Olympic Slalom event after both main favorites, Marcel Hirscher (DNF1) and Henrik Kristoffersen (NF2), had failed to finish. Ramon Zenhäusern took silver and Michael Matt bronze.

Zenhäusern won the third medal for Switzerland in the Men's Slalom after Edi Reinalter won gold in 1948 and Jacques Luthy took bronze in 1980.

Michelle Gisin dominantly swept to gold in the Ladies’ Alpine Combined event at Pyeongchang 2018. Gisin defeated the two pre-event favorites, silver medallist Mikaela Shiffrin, and Swiss Teammate Wendy Holdener.

Sofia Goggia of Italy confirmed her position as the best Downhiller in the world by claiming Olympic gold at PyeongChang 2018. Ragnhild Mowinckel on Norway was the surprise silver medallist, just 0.09 seconds off Goggia's pace. Lindsey Vonn of the United States completed the podium with bronze. Goggia became the first Italian woman to win a Downhill Olympic gold medal. Mowinckel became the first Norwegian woman to win an Olympic Downhill medal.

Snowboard World Cup parallel world champion Ester Ledecka, who was the first athlete to compete in two different sports at an Olympic Winter Games, won the gold medal in the Super-G. Wearing bib 26, Ledecka shocks the World finishing 0.01 second ahead of defending gold medalist Anna Veith of Austria. Tina Weirather, a regular on the World Cup super-G podium and 2017 discipline Crystal Globe winner, became the sixth athlete and third woman from Liechtenstein to claim a medal at the Olympic Games with a bronze.

Mikaela Shiffrin picked up her second career gold medal on the Giant Slalom in Pyeongchang 2018. Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway, a relative outsider who until then has only finished on a World Cup giant slalom podium once before, moved from fourth place after the first run into the silver medal position. Federica Brignone claimed her first-ever Olympic medal with a bronze.

Frida Hansdotter of Sweden won the Olympic Slalom to claim her first Olympic medal. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland, who set the fastest time in the first run, fell finally a tight 0.05 seconds shy of the Swede. The surprise of the day was 20-year-old Austrian Katharina Gallhuber with bib 15 who after setting the best time in the second run moved up from ninth place into the bronze medal position.

The Alpine Team event made its Olympic debut at Pyeongchang 2018. The top 16 teams in the world faced off in the head-to-head, dual-paneled format as two men and two ladies from each nation battled against one another to the finish line.

Switzerland Claimed gold after beating Austria in the Big Final. Norway finished third after defeating France in the Small Final.


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