Germany takes the fourth place in the overall rating of the Olympics
Downhill skier Maria Hoefl-Riesch brings the Germans second gold medal of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
Today women competed in Alpine skiing. The competition was for the medals in the super-combination: slalom and downhill. The athletes competed the whole day. Finally German athlete Maria Hoefl-Riesch got the victory. American athlete Julia Mancuso, who was leading after the downhill skiing, eventually received only the bronze medal. Nicole Hosp from Austria got the silver medal. Ukrainian athletes did not participate in this discipline. The Russian Elena Yakovishina became the 14th. Russia, where the Alpine skiing is not the most popular sport, considers this result to be a very successful one.