Rebensburg savours slalom gold as McGarry comes in 50th

Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg was stunned by her surprise gold in the women’s giant slalom gold medal at a foggy Whistler Creekside.

Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg was stunned by her surprise gold in the women’s giant slalom gold medal at a foggy Whistler Creekside.

Ireland's Kirsty McGarry ended her Winter Olympics bid on a high note, improving five places to 50th to come in at 2 minutes 45.20secs in the second and final run.

Rebensburg, 20, was lying sixth after the first run but grabbed the lead after completing her second run in one minute, 11.64 seconds for a combined time of 2mins, 27.11secs.

“Unbelievable,” said a shocked Rebensburg. “I don’t know what to say. I think I have to celebrate.”

Slovenia’s Tina Maze bagged another silver medal to add to her earlier one in the Super-G. She was 0.12 seconds behind after a second run of 1:11.76.

Elisabeth Goergl of Austria, leading after the first run, had to settle for another bronze to match the one she won in the downhill after a second run of 1:12.13 gave her a combined time of 2:27.25.

Defending champion Julia Mancuso skied a quick second run – 1:11.24 – but had too much ground to make up after her first run and was back in eighth place.

2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver, Canada

Alpine Skiing

Overall Ladies’ Giant Slalom Standings: 1 Viktoria Rebensburg (Ger) 2 mins 27.11 secs, 2 Tina Maze (Slo) 2:27.15, 3 Elisabeth Goergl (Aut) 2:27.25, 4 Fabienne Suter (Swi) 2:27.52, 5 Kathrin Zettel (Aut) 2:27.53, 6 Kathrin Hoelzl (Ger) 2:27.58, 7 Eva-Maria Brem (Aut) 2:27.62, 8 Julia Mancuso (USA) 2:27.66, 9 Taina Barioz (Fra) 2:27.79, 10 Maria Riesch (Ger) 2:27.97, 11 Anemone Marmottan (Fra) 2:28.00, 12 Olivia Bertrand (Fra) 2:28.13, 13 Tanja Poutiainen (Fin) 2:28.17, 14 Sarah Schleper (USA) 2:28.36, 15 Michaela Kirchgasser (Aut) 2:28.40, 16 Tessa Worley (Fra) 2:28.54, 17 Manuela Moelgg (Ita) 2:28.66, 18 Federica Brignone (Ita) 2:28.68, 19 Ana Drev (Slo) 2:28.83, 20 Nicole Gius (Ita) 2:28.87, 21 Marie-Michele Gagnon (Can) 2:28.89, 22 Anja Paerson (Swe) 2:28.90, 23 Denise Karbon (Ita) 2:29.37, 24 Maria Pietilae-Holmner (Swe) 2:29.63, 25 Britt Janyk (Can) 2:29.79, 26 Kajsa Kling (Swe) 2:29.93, 27 Chemmy Alcott (Gbr) 2:29.94, 28 Shona Rubens (Can) 2:30.25, 29 Marie-Pier Prefontaine (Can) 2:30.51, 30 Sanni Leinonen (Fin) 2:32.44, 31 Jessica Lindell-Vikarby (Swe) 2:32.71, 32 Megan Mcjames (USA) 2:32.98, 33 Jelena Lolovic (Srb) 2:34.54, 34 Carolina Ruiz Castillo (Spa) 2:35.07, 35 Jana Gantnerova (Svk) 2:35.73, 36 Tea Palic (Cro) 2:36.12, 37 Lyaysan Rayanova (Rus) 2:36.95, 38 Maria Jose Rienda (Spa) 2:37.45, 39 Nevena Ignjatovic (Srb) 2:37.51, 40 Maria Shkanova (Blr) 2:40.38, 41 Zana Novakovic (Bih) 2:40.79, 42 Anna Berecz (Hun) 2:40.87, 43 Chirine Njeim (Lib) 2:41.61, 44 Bogdana Matsotska (Ukr) 2:41.98, 45 Macarena Simari Birkner (Arg) 2:42.02, 46 Maria Belen Simari Birkner (Arg) 2:42.38, 47 Yina Moe-Lange (Den) 2:43.67, 48 Nicol Gastaldi (Arg) 2:43.78, 49 Sun Joo Kim (Kor) 2:44.58, 50 Kirsten Mcgarry (Irl) 2:45.20, 51 Liene Fimbauere (Lat) 2:46.93, 52 Maja Klepic (Bih) 2:50.34, 53 Sophia Ralli (Gre) 2:50.61, 54 Lizaveta Kuzmenka (Blr) 2:50.89, 55 Sophia Papamichalopoulou (Cyp) 2:51.86, 56 Tugba Dasdemir (Tur) 2:53.47, 57 Gaia Bassani Antivari (Aze) 2:56.87, 58 Kseniya Grigoreva (Uzb) 2:57.22, 59 Lina Xia (Chn) 2:58.89, 60 Marjan Kalhor (Iri) 3:05.39

DNS: Sarka Zahrobska (Cze), Veronika Zuzulova (Svk), Ana Jelusic (Cro), Nika Fleiss(Cro)

DNF: Lindsey Vonn (USA), Mona Loeseth (Nor), Agnieszka Gasienica Daniel (Pol), Andrea Dettling (Swi), Elena Prosteva (Rus), Matea Ferk (Cro), Alexandra Coletti (Mon), Zsofia Doeme (Hun), Maya Harrisson (Bra), Sofie Juarez (And), Maria Kirkova (Bul), Tiiu Nurmberg (Est), Petra Zakourilova (Cze), Cynthia Denzler (Col), Nino Tsiklauri (Geo), Lyudmila Fedotova (Kaz), Ani-Matilda Serebrakian (Arm), Andrea Jardi (Spa), Mireia Gutierrez (And), Noelle Barahona (Chi), Ornella Oettl Reyes (Per)

DSQ: Anastasiya Skryabina (Ukr)

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