Mancuso Claims Bronze in Super Combined

Julia Mancuso has another super-combined medal to go with her silver in 2010 following Monday's final in Sochi.
Rosu Khutor, Russia -- Maria Hoefl-Riesch underlined that she is still the world's best all-round woman skier when she retained her Olympic super combined title on Monday with a thrilling slalom surge.

The tall 29-year-old customs officer from Garmisch only needs one more victory at this Games to equal Croatian Janica Kostelic's all-time record and she will start as favorite to win Wednesday's downhill.

Julia Mancuso, who was second to Hoefl-Riesch in Vancouver four years ago, had set the pace in the downhill section of an event that tests the full range of skiing skills, building a one-second advantage over the German.

However, despite a battling effort on her less favored slalom discipline the American leaked too much time and ended up third, with experienced Austrian Nicole Hosp moving through the field to take silver.

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