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Slovenia's Maze Wins 2nd Gold at Sochi Olympics

Slovenian skier Tina Maze has won her second gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, after taking first place in the women's giant slalom.

Her win Tuesday follows a gold medal run last week in the downhill. Austria's Anna Fenninger took second place Tuesday for her second medal of the games, while Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg won the bronze.

Earlier, France's Pierre Vaultier won gold in the men's snowboardcross, which had been postponed from Monday because of heavy fog. Russia's Nikolay Olyunin won silver and American Alex Deibold won the bronze.

In other medal events Tuesday, China will look for a third gold in short-track speed skating in the women's 3,000-meter relay, while American freestyle skier David Wise, the world champion, is favored in the inaugural halfpipe event.

Frenchman Martin Fourcade is seeking his third Sochi gold, after inclement weather twice forced the postponement of the men's 15-kilometer mass start.



Monday, The United States ice dancing team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold, topping the Canadian duo of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. Russians Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov finished third.

Belarus captured two gold medals, with biathlete Darya Domracheva winning her third in the 12.5-kilometer mass start biathlon, after earlier victories in the women's pursuit and individual competitions.

Another Belarussian, skier Anton Kushnir, won the gold medal in men's aerials, beating competitors from Australia and China.

Russia's Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda won the two-man bobsled race, the host country's first-ever title in the event. They triumphed over teams from Switzerland and the United States.

Germany edged Austria to win the gold medal in men's team ski jumping, with Japan collecting the bronze medal.

Russia and the U.S. have now won 19 medals apiece at Sochi, just ahead of the Netherlands at 17. Germany has won the most gold medals with eight, followed by six countries with five each.

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