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Olympics: Swiss Viletta wins shock men's super-combined gold

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Switzerland's Sandro Viletta won the men's Olympic super-combined on Friday topping a shock podium that included neither favourites Ted Ligety of the US or Frenchman Alexis Pinturault.

The 28-year-old, who had only one World Cup win and podium so far, won with a combined time of 2min 45.20sec, after one downhill and one slalom run.

Croatian veteran Ivica Kostelic was second at 0.34sec, bagging his fourth Olympic silver and third in the combined, with Italy's Christof Innerhofer third at 0.47sec.

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