Germany’s Maria Riesch wins second gold medal

Germany’s Maria Riesch collected her second gold medal in these Olympics by finishing first in the ladies Slalom with a time of 1:42.89.  Riesch also won gold this year in the Ladies Super Combined Slalom.

After finishing the first run in third place, Austria’s Marlies Schild pushed her way up to second and received a silver medal.  The Czech Republic’s Sarka Zahrobska fell to third after having the second best time after the first run.

Canada’s top performers in the event were Brigitte Acton, who finished in 17th, Anna Goodman, finishing 19th despite wearing a knee brace for her ACL injury, Erin Mielzynski, placing 20th, and Marie-Michele Gagnon, who finished 31st.

“It’s not how it would have been if I had an ACL, but I’m still happy with how it turned out,” Goodman said. “I think all my hard work paid off.”

Riesch’s sister, Susanne, had a fourth place finish after the first run, but crashed and didn’t finish the race in an attempt to make it a sibling filled podium for Germany.