Winter Olympics: Goggia wins gold in women’s downhill, Muzaferija takes 31st place


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25-year-old Italian Sofia Goggia claimed the gold medal in the women’s downhill at the 23rd Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. 

The No. 1-ranked downhill racer in the world this season completed the 2,775-meter course at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre in one minute and 39.22 seconds, only 0.09 seconds faster than Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway.


Lindsey Vonn won bronze medal in her final Olympics downhill race; at the age of 33, Vonn became the oldest woman to win an Alpine skiing medal.

Elvedina Muzaferija of Bosnia and Herzegovina was the slowest among 31 racers who have made it to the finish line.


Muzaferija finished the race 7.58 seconds behind the leader. Eight skiers - including bronze medalist from Sochi Lara Gut and silver medalist from the World Championships in St. Moritz one year ago Stephanie Venier - have failed to finish the race.