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Jack Crawford wins bronze, 1st-ever Canadian medal in Alpine combined


Jack Crawford added to Canada's Beijing 2022 medal total with a bronze in the Alpine combined Thursday, marking the first time a Canadian has ever medaled in the 86-year Olympic history of the event.

The bronze is the fourth Olympic medal for a Canadian man in Alpine skiing and the first since Jan Hudec took home the Super-G bronze in 2014.

Crawford started out strong and was in second place, just 0.002 seconds behind leader Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway.

While his slalom wasn't nearly as quick, seventh fastest in the field, the combined time of the two was good enough for the third-place finish.

The medal, Canada's ninth overall in Beijing, comes after Crawford narrowly missed out earlier in the Games with a fourth-place finish in the downhill.

Johannes Strolz of Austria took home the gold medal in the event. His father, Hubert Strolz, won Olympic gold in the same event in Calgary in 1988. Kilde rounded out the podium with the silver medal.

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