28 Feb 2010

Razzoli wins slalom gold

2:14 pm on 28 February 2010

Giuliano Razzoli of Italy won the men's Olympic slalom in Vancouver as the Austrian men's team were condemned to a medal-less Games for the first time in 74 years.

Razzoli finished ahead Croatia's Ivica Kostelic with Andre Myhrer of Sweden taking bronze.

Razzoli edged Austrian Benjamin Raich into fourth place, meaning the Austrian men's team remained medal-less for the first time since 1936 when alpine skiing was first introduced at the Olympic Winter Games.

In poor visibility and early heavy rain, the course claimed a number of high-profile casualties, notably Austria's reigning world champion Manfred Pranger and American Bode Miller among 47 who did not finish the first leg.