19 Feb 2014

Maze bags second gold in giant slalom

5:51 am on 19 February 2014

The Slovenian skier Tina Maze bagged her second alpine gold of the Sochi Olympics when she won a thrilling women's giant slalom from her Austrian arch-rival Anna Fenninger.

In tricky weather conditions that included heavy snow, torrential rain and fog, the 30-year-old Slovenian's combined time for the two runs gave her victory by just seven-hundredths of a second.

Last week Maze shared the downhill gold with Switzerland's Dominique Gisin after a first-ever Winter Olympic alpine dead heat.