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Carlo Janka of Switzerland wins gold in men's giant slalom

February 23, 2010 |  3:01 pm


Carlo Janka of Switzerland won the gold medal in men's giant slalom on Tuesday, while Bode Miller failed to finish in his bid for a record fourth men's Alpine medal.

Janka led after the first run and had a combined two-leg time of 2 minutes, 37.83 seconds.

Norway took the silver and bronze medals. Kjetil Jansrud jumped from 11th after the first run to take silver, 0.39 seconds back, and Aksel Lund Svindal was 0.61 back for bronze, matching Miller's three-medal tally at the Vancouver Games. Svindal won the super-G and was second in downhill.

Miller almost crashed in the top half of the course on the first run and then couldn't correct his line coming out of a right-hand gate in the second half.

Ted Ligety of the U.S. finished ninth with a time of 2:39.11.

 -- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

Photo: Carlo Janka on one of his gold-medal winning runs. Credit: Sergey Ponomarev, AP.