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Tina Maze wins women's giant slalom

Updated: February 17, 2011, 1:57 PM ET
Associated Press

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- Tina Maze waited a long time for her gold medal. Slovenia, too.

Maze became the first athlete from her country to win an Alpine skiing gold medal at a world championships or Olympics, following three silvers for the 27-year-old.

"I had enough silver by now," Maze said after her giant slalom victory at worlds Thursday.

The only other Slovenian to win Alpine gold was Mateja Svet in slalom at the 1989 worlds in Vail, Colorado -- although Slovenia ...

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