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Kate Pettersen - Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014 02:41 ET

Patrizia Kummer wins gold in women's parallel giant slalom

Leeson, Calve, Lavigne eliminated in quarters

Canada's Marianne Leeson competes in women's snowboard parallel giant slalom elimination run in Sochi
Canada's Marianne Leeson competes in the women's snowboard parallel giant slalom elimination run at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Wednesday. (Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)
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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.


Patrizia KUMMER 0.30 Winner
2 Big Final 8 JPN Tomoka TAKEUCHI 7.32
3 Small Final 21 RUS Alena ZAVARZINA
Patrizia KUMMER 0.30 Winner
2 Big Final 8 JPN Tomoka TAKEUCHI 7.32
3 Small Final 21 RUS Alena ZAVARZINA
Patrizia KUMMER 0.30 Winner
2 Big Final 8 JPN Tomoka TAKEUCHI 7.32
3 Small Final 21 RUS Alena ZAVARZINA

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