Swiss Gisin wins Olympic combined ahead of Shiffrin

Switzerland's Michelle Gisin consigned American Mikaela Shiffrin to silver after storming to victory in the Olympic women's alpine combined on Thursday.

Gisin, lying third fastest after the opening downhill, kept her nerve in the slalom to clock an aggregate of 2min 20.90sec.

Shiffrin, who won the giant slalom gold here but could only finish fourth in her favoured slalom, was almost a second back, while another Swiss racer, Wendy Holdener, took bronze at 1.44sec.

Lindsey Vonn, leader in the downhill, failed to finish the slalom.