American Julia Mancuso skis to bronze medal in Women's Super Combined Slalom

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Maria Hoefl-Riesch won her second straight Olympic Women's Super Combined Slalom title Monday, with downhill leader Julia Mancuso settling for bronze.

Hoefl-Riesch was fifth fastest in the downhill, but her superior slalom skills gave her the gold.

The German's two-run time of 2 minutes, 34.62 seconds was 0.40 seconds faster than silver medalist Nicole Hosp of Austria.

Mancuso, 0.53 behind Hoefl-Riesch, punched the air with her right first after seeing she had won her fourth career Olympic medal for the United States.

At the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Hoefl-Riesch won two gold medals, including the super-combined. Mancuso took silver that time.

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