Schmid takes gold in 1st Olympic skicross event
Switzerland’s Michael Schmid has won the gold medal in the
Olympic debut of skicross, defeating Austria’s Andreas Matt in the
Schmid, the World Cup leader this season, took a big lead early
in Sunday’s medal race and made it to the finish line without any
Norway’s Audun Groenvold won the bronze over Canada’s Chris Del
Bosco, who fell on the next-to-last jump.
Americans Casey Puckett and Daron Rahlves were eliminated in the
first round of the four-man heats.