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Hirscher collects gold with slick combined run

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Hirscher collects gold with slick combined run

Austria's Marcel Hirscher took gold in his least favoured win
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Marcel Hirscher has finally buried his Olympic hoodoo with victory in the combined - his least favoured event.

It's the Austrian's first Olympic gold, despite his domination of Alpine skiing for the past seven seasons.

France's Victor Muffat-Jeandet and Alexis Pinturault completed the podium.

Half-pipe happiness

Elsewhere, America's Chloe Kim delighted the crowd as she cut through the competition in the women's snowboard half-pipe.

The 17-year-old, whose parents hail from South Korea, closed out the final with a near perfect run to score 98.25.

Bronze battle

Norway have been defeated in the battle for bronze - the first medal in curling's mixed doubles.

Russia's husband and wife team of Aleksandr Krushelnitckiy and Anastasia Bryzgalova took the spoils.

The pair beat Norweigan duo Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten.

Canada face world champions Switzerland later on Tuesday to decide the gold.