SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 19 (UPI) --
Patriizia Kummer of Switzerland won the Olympic gold medal Wednesday in the women's snowboard parallel giant slalom.
Kummer won the final race against silver medalist Tomoka Takeuchi of Japan, who grabbed a medal in her fourth Olympic appearance.
The bronze went to Alena Zavarzina of Russia, who won the third-place race against Ina Meschik of Austria.
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