Olympic Alpine Skiing 2014: Live Results and Highlights of Men's Slalom

Kevin McRaeFeatured ColumnistFebruary 22, 2014

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The Austrians closed out the alpine skiing competition in Sochi on Saturday night, coming in one-two in the men's slalom at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

Mario Matt, a decorated world champion skiing in his final Olympic Games, finally secured an elusive Olympic gold, finishing just 0.28 seconds ahead of his compatriot Marcel Hirscher. 

Hirscher, the world No. 1 in alpine skiing, was heavily favored coming into the event.

But he came into the second run of the finals at a huge disadvantage, having finished just ninth in first run earlier in the day. Even so, he was able to jump seven other skiers to snag the silver medal.

Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway completed the podium, securing the bronze medal.

Ted Ligety, who earlier in the week made history by becoming the first American to capture gold in the giant slalom, did not finish his second run on the course.