Alpine Skiing Ends in Historic Gold-Medal Tie

Two downhill skiers tie for gold at the Sochi Olympics
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2014 6:03 AM CST
Updated Feb 12, 2014 7:53 AM CST
Women's downhill gold medal winners Switzerland's Dominique Gisin, left, and Slovenia's Tina Maze step onto the podium together at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 12, 2014.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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(Newser) – Slovenia's Tina Maze and Switzerland's Dominique Gisin tied for gold at the Sochi Olympics today—a first in Olympic alpine skiing history, NBC reports. Maze and Gisin finished today's downhill skiing event with identical times; Switzerland's Lara Gut won the bronze. "It’s a great feeling because Dominique and I are pretty good friends," Maze said afterward, according to Bloomberg. "It’s good to see her winning gold, too." There have previously been ties for other Olympic medals in Alpine skiing, but before this, the closest the Games got to a gold-medal tie was 1988, when there was a .01 second difference between Picabo Street and Michaela Dorfmeister. (Read more 2014 Sochi Olympics stories.)

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