Matt becomes oldest Alpine champion

Posted: February 23, 2014 at 5:03 a.m.

Austrian skier Mario Matt won the gold medal in the men’s slalom Saturday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Matt, 34, beat teammate Marcel Hirscher by 0.28 of a second to become the oldest men’s Olympic slalom champion and the oldest Olympic Alpine gold medalist.

Under the lights at Rosa Khotur in the final Olympic Alpine event, the Austrian men went 1-2 in the slalom Saturday night.

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