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Posted: Feb 12, 2014 1:41 AM

Updated: Feb 12, 2014 1:43 AM

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland tied for gold Wednesday in the Olympic women's downhill.

Both sped down the Rosa Khutor course in 1 minute, 41.57 seconds. Lara Gut of Switzerland was 0.10 behind in third.

Maze had bib No. 21 and started 30 minutes after No. 8 Gisin as temperatures approached 50 degrees (10 C).

Maze led Gisin at each time split and speed check but then appeared to be slowed by softening snow on the final slope.

The last tie in Olympic skiing happened in men's super-G at the 1998 Nagano Olympics. Didier Cuche of Switzerland and Hans Knauss of Austria both got silver behind winner Hermann Maier.

Maze won two silvers at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, while Gisin earned her first major medal.

Topics: SKI-Women's Downhill

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