KSL OLYMPICS

Gisin Wins Back-To-Back Olympic Combined, Shiffrin Out Again

Feb 17, 2022, 12:55 AM | Updated: 8:04 am

BEIJING (AP) — Defending champion Michelle Gisin won her second straight Olympic gold medal in the Alpine combined race.

Mikaela Shiffrin skied out in the slalom leg of the two-run race.

Gisin beat teammate Wendy Holdener by more than a second.

Federica Brignone of Italy took bronze. Switzerland is the first country to win five gold medals in Alpine skiing at one Olympics.

The 28-year-old Gisin also won a bronze in last week’s super-G.

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