Patrizia Kummer wins gold in women's parallel giant slalom
Leeson, Calve, Lavigne eliminated in quarters
World Cup leader Patrizia Kummer of Switzerland came from behind in her final run to win Olympic gold in the women's parallel giant slalom event on Wednesday in Sochi.
"I cant believe it, it's too much for me just now," said Kummer. "It's crazy. I still have the feeling that I have to go up and do another run."
Tomoka Takeuchi of Japan lost the final head-to-head matchup against Kummer to take the silver. Alena Zavarzina of Russia captured bronze.
Zavarzina's husband, Vic Wild of Russia, captured gold in the men's event.
Canadian snowboarders Marianne Leeson, Caroline Calve and Ariane Lavigne were eliminated in the quarter-finals.
Leeson, from Burlington, Ont., won the first of two runs against her opponent by a margin of 0.30 seconds but was unable to hold the lead in her final run.
Calve, of Aylmer, Que., fell behind by 0.74 seconds in her first run and slid off course in the top section of her second, ending her day.
Lavigne, of Lac Superieur, Que., held a 0.11-second lead heading into her final run but failed to advance.