Winter Olympics: Michelle Gisin wins combined gold as Lindsey Vonn fails to finish

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Michelle Gisin wins gold to match sister's achievement
XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February
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Lindsey Vonn failed to finish her final Olympic race as Switzerland's Michelle Gisin took gold in the women's alpine combined.

American Vonn, 33, had the fastest downhill time but did not complete her slalom run in Pyeongchang.

Gisin, 24, won in two minutes 20.90 seconds, while American Mikaela Shiffrin, 0.97secs back, added silver to the gold she won in giant slalom.

Switzerland's Wendy Holdener won bronze after claiming silver in the slalom.

Vonn was quickest in her favoured downhill, in which she won gold in 2010 and bronze earlier this week, so was last to go in the slalom.

Shiffrin went in front of Holdener with five skiers to go, only to be pushed down three runs later by Gisin, whose older sister Dominique shared the downhill gold in 2014.

"It was the biggest moment of my life when she won that gold and I think today was one of the biggest moments of our lives, but her gold will forever be the biggest thing," Gisin said.

"She made me believe that you can grab the stars and that's what I did today."

Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel just missed out on a third medal of these Games as she came fourth, 0.29secs behind Holdener.

And Vonn failed to finish as her Olympic career, which started as a 17-year-old at Salt Lake City in 2002, came to a disappointing conclusion.

"It's been a great ride. I'll take a lot of great memories with me," she said.

"After a certain amount of injuries you just can't get back to the level you were at. I'm not where I used to be and I never will be, and that's probably the hardest thing for me to take."

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