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Hirscher helps Austria to gold medal in team event at worlds

Marcel Hirscher helps Austria to gold medal in team event at worlds; Americans out in quarters

Austria's Marcel Hirscher competes during the mixed worlds team skiing event at the alpine skiing world championships, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Vail...
From left; David Chodounsky, Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety and Paula Moltzan pose for a photographer during the mixed worlds team skiing event at the a...
Austria's Christoph Noesig greets Marcel Hirscher, right, as Eva-Maria Brem, left, looks on after their race during the mixed worlds team skiing event...

Worlds Team Skiing

Austria's Marcel Hirscher competes during the mixed worlds team skiing event at the alpine skiing world championships, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Vail...

Worlds Team Skiing

From left; David Chodounsky, Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety and Paula Moltzan pose for a photographer during the mixed worlds team skiing event at the a...

Worlds Team Skiing

Austria's Christoph Noesig greets Marcel Hirscher, right, as Eva-Maria Brem, left, looks on after their race during the mixed worlds team skiing event...

VAIL, Colo. (AP) -- Marcel Hirscher helped top-seeded Austria hold off Canada for the gold medal in the team event at the world championships on Tuesday.

The Austrians won the final 3-1 over Canada, which was seeded No. 10. Sweden earned the bronze medal by beating Switzerland.

This event is the only team-style competition at worlds. It's a bracket tournament in which two men and two women from each country compete head-to-head in a parallel slalom race. Win and that nation advances. Lose and that nation is knocked out.

An American team led by Olympic gold medalists Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Sweden.

In addition to Hirscher, the Austrians went with Eva-Maria Brem, Michaela Kirchgasser and Christoph Noesig.

The International Ski Federation is trying to get the discipline included as a medal event in the Olympics.


Updated : 2021-09-20 12:45 GMT+08:00