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Mikaela Shiffrin seals skiing’s World Cup overall title

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

The skiing program is one of the most hotly contested of any Winter Olympics, and PyeongChang 2018 is no different. US favorite Mikaela Shiffrin won silver in the alpine combined, taking her PyeongChang Olympic haul up to two, after claiming gold in the giant slalom.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin took gold, making an Olympic double for her family after elder sister Dominique won the downhill in Sochi four years ago. Her fellow Swiss Wendy Holdener won bronze.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Marcel Hirscher, winner of two gold medals this games and arguably the greatest skier of his generation, was vying for a third Olympic title. But the Austrian lost control and crashed in the men’s slalom, leaving the contest wide open.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Sweden’s Andre Myhrer clinched gold in the slalom, becoming the oldest Olympic medalist in this event, aged 35 — improving on his slalom bronze in Vancouver eight years ago.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Sofia Goggia, 25, became the first Italian to win the women’s downhill, cementing a successful season in which she leads the World Cup downhill standings.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

US skier superstar Lindsey Vonn was denied gold in her signature event at what will likely be her final Olympics, walking away with bronze. She had hoped to reclaim the title she won in Vancouver eight years ago, having missed the chance at Sochi 2014 due to injuries.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher won his second gold in the giant slalom on Sunday, finishing 1.27 seconds ahead of Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen — the largest margin of victory in the competition since 1968.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Ester Ledecka, the 22-year-old Czech, is better known as a snowboarding world champion, not a super-G skier. The underdog stunned the world as she finished one-hundredth of a second ahead of defending champion Anna Veith.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

A big upset in the women’s slalom, where US favorite Mikaela Shiffrin, the defending champion, missed out on a medal a day after winning gold in the giant slalom.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Instead, Frida Hansdotter of Sweden claimed her first ever Olympic medal, becoming the third Swede to win slalom gold.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

In the men’s super-G, Austria’s Matthias Mayer grabbed gold, breaking Norway’s 16-year grip on the title. Mayer won downhill gold in Sochi. His father Helmut clinched silver in the inaugural Olympic super-G in Calgary in 1988.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Mikaela Shiffrin was set to be the standout star of the Games after she took her first gold, and the second of her career, in the giant slalom.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel won giant slalom silver for her first Olympic medal, finishing 0.39 seconds behind Shiffrin.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Italy’s Federica Brignone took bronze, becoming the first Italian woman in 16 years to win an alpine skiing medal.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway made history in the men’s downhill on day six, becoming the oldest Olympic alpine skiing champion at the age of 35.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Svindal’s gold was Norway’s first ever Olympic downhill gold. His teammate Kjetil Jansrud took silver, finishing just 0.12 seconds adrift.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Swiss world champion Beat Feuz finished 0.18 seconds behind Svindal, taking bronze.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Austrian superstar Marcel Hirscher won his first Olympic gold in the alpine combined on day four. The 28-year-old has competed in three Winter Games but his previous best was a silver in Sochi.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

France’s Alexis Pinturault won his second Olympic medal, adding silver in the combined to the bronze he won in giant slalom in Sochi four years ago.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Another Frenchman Victor Muffat-Jeandet won bronze — a pleasant surprise after recording the 29th fastest time in the opening downhill leg.

The best photos of alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics

Russian Pavel Trikhichev suffers a fall after clipping a gate during the alpine combined downhill. He was the sole Olympic Athlete from Russia to compete in the event.

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