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McGarry claims 50th in Vancouver

Updated: Friday, 26 Feb 2010 07:22

Kirsty McGarry
Kirsty McGarry

Ireland’s Kirsty McGarry finished 50th in the women's giant slalom at a foggy Whistler Creekside this evening.

McGarry was 55th of the 85-strong original field heading into this evening’s action and clocked one minute, 24.28 seconds for a final combined time of 2mins, 45.20secs.

Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg sprang a surprise by taking gold.

Rebensburg, 20, was lying sixth after the first run but grabbed the lead after completing her second run in one minute, 11.64 seconds for a combined time of 2:27.11.

Slovenia's Tina Maze bagged another silver medal to add to her earlier one in the Super-G. She was 0.12 seconds behind after a second run of 1:11.76.

Elisabeth Goergl of Austria, leading after the first run, had to settle for another bronze to match the one she won in the downhill after a second run of 1:12.13 gave her a combined time of 2:27.25.

Defending champion Julia Mancuso skied a quick second run - 1:11.24 - but had too much ground to make up after her first run and was back in eighth place.

Medal Table

Country Total
USA 45 27 30 102
China 38 28 23 89
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 25 25 32 82
South Korea 13 8 7 28
Ireland 1 1 3 5
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