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Maria in super-charged masterclass, Bjoerndalen misses out

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Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch put on a skiing masterclass to defend her Olympic super-combined title Monday, but 40-year-old biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen saw his hopes of becoming the greatest ever winter Olympian stall. 

Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch competes during the Women's Alpine Skiing Super Combined Downhill at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014

The 29-year-old Hoefl-Riesch posted a total time of 2min 34.62sec after one downhill and one slalom run on the tricky course high above the Games' Sochi hub on the edge of the Black Sea.

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