Feb. 7 (UPI) — Sweden’s Sara Hector won gold, while Team USA skiers Nina O’Brien and Mikaela Shiffrin were disqualified after crashes in the women’s giant slalom Monday at the 2022 Winter Games.
O’Brien appeared to sustain major leg injuries as she took a scary tumble down the slope at the Yanqing National Alpine Ski Center, located just north of Beijing. Team USA said she was “alert and responsive” after the crash.
Shiffrin, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, missed a gate due to a fall early in her run, but was not injured.
Hector won the event by .028 second, with a time of 1:55.69. Italy’s Federica Brignone won the silver medal with a time of 1:55.97. Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami clocked a 1:56.41 to take the bronze.
- 2022 Winter Olympics