Sochi 2014: Germany’s Hoefl-Riesch wins women’s super-combined

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sochidndSOCHI: The 29-year-old German skier Maria Hoefl-Riesch has won her third Olympic gold medal, after taking first place Monday in the women’s super-combined in Sochi, Russia.

Hoefl-Riesch posted a total time of 2min 34.62sec after one downhill and one slalom run. She finished ahead of Austria’s Nicole Hosp at 0.40sec and US favourite Julia Mancuso, who made a key mistake half way through the course to finish third at 0.53 despite leading after the morning’s downhill.