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Viletta stuns favorites to win gold in super-combi

February 14, 2014
Associated Press

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Sandro Viletta of Switzerland stunned the favorites and won the Olympic super-combined title Friday in a spring-like race.

Viletta finished in a two-run combined time of 2 minutes, 45.20 seconds.

Ivica Kostelic of Croatia took the silver medal, 0.34 behind, and Christof Innerhofer of Italy took bronze, 0.47 behind.

The medalists were determined by adding the times together from one downhill run and one slalom leg.

The temperature soared to 13 degrees Celsius (55 degrees Fahrenheit) shortly before the start of the slalom leg, turning the snow to slush.

Defending champion Bode Miller made a big mistake during his downhill run and finished sixth, while world champion Ted Ligety had a ragged slalom leg and placed 12th.

French contender Alexis Pinturault went out toward the end of his slalom leg.

 
 

 

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