Alpine Skiing - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Giant Slalom - Yongpyong Alpine Centre - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 18, 2018 - Jung Dong-hyun of South Korea crashes. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Austrian Marcel Hirscher will bid for a third Olympic gold of the Pyeongchang Winter Games at the men's slalom Thursday.Hirscher, the six-time World Cup overall champion, won golds in the alpine combined and giant slalom here for his first individual Olympic titles.- Gold, gold, gold -- Defending world champion Hirscher can claim a record-equaling third gold medal at a single Olympics, joining Austria's Toni Sailer (1956), Frenchman Jean-Claude Killy and Croatia's Janica Kostelic (2002) as only the fourth man to do so. He also stands to become only the sixth man to win the slalom-giant slalom double at a single Olympic Winter Games.
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