Maria Hoefl-Riesch

Maria Hoefl-Riesch skis during the slalom portion of the women's super combined. (Olivier Morin / AFP/Getty Images / February 10, 2014)

SOCHI, Russia — Maria Hoefl-Riesch won her second straight Olympic super-combined title Monday, with downhill leader Julia Mancuso settling for bronze.

Hoefl-Riesch was fifth fastest in the downhill, but her superior slalom skills gave her the gold.

The German's two-run time of 2 minutes, 34.62 seconds was 0.40 seconds faster than silver medalist Nicole Hosp of Austria.

Mancuso, 0.53 behind Hoefl-Riesch, punched the air with her right first after seeing she had won her fourth career Olympic medal for the United States.

At the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Hoefl-Riesch won two gold medals, including the super-combined. Mancuso took silver that time.


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