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Women’s combined: Janica Kostelic wins combined gold in duel with Austria’s Nicole Hosp

Janica Kostelic, the overall World Cup leader, had the fastest second run by 0.11 seconds, and needed it to hold off Austrian teenager Nicole Hosp, who also won her first World Championship medal. she finished 0.06 seconds back. Hosp, 19, had been leading after the first run of slalom. The bronze medal went to Marlies Oester of Switzerland, 2.20 seconds out, giving the home team three medals in the last three events.