WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Nicolien Sauerbreij of the Netherlands won the Olympic gold medal in women’s parallel giant slalom, defeating Ekaterina Ilyukhina of Russia. Sauerbreij made up a .02-second deficit after their first final-round heat to win by .23 on a sloppy, soaking course at Cypress Mountain on Friday. She won the fourth gold medal of the Winter Olympics for the Dutch, and the first in snowboarding. Austria’s Marion Kreiner defeated Germany’s Selina Joerg to win the bronze.

GOLD MEDAL FINAL
Medal Gold1 8 NEDSAUERBREIJ Nicolien
Medal Silver2 14 RUSILYUKHINA Ekaterina

BRONZE MEDAL FINAL

Medal Bronze3 11 AUTKREINER Marion
4 19 GERJOERG Selina

CLASSIFICATION 5-6

5 23 GERKARSTENS Anke
6 9 AUTMESCHIK Ina

CLASSIFICATION 7-8

7 7 AUTRIEGLER Claudia
8 6 GERKOBER Amelie

ELIMINATED IN 1/8 ROUND

Qual. Time
9 1 AUTGUENTHER Doris
1:23.20
10 3 RUSTUDEGESHEVA Ekaterina
1:23.72
11 21 FRADE FAUCOMPRET Camille
1:23.73
12 10 CANLOO Alexa
1:24.22
13 4 JPNTAKEUCHI Tomoka
1:24.42
14 2 USAGORGONE Michelle
1:24.63
15 17 GERLABOECK Isabella
1:24.96
16 25 UKRCHUNDAK Annamari
1:25.44

ELIMINATED IN QUALIFICATION

Qual. Time
17 12 RUSZAVARZINA Alena
1:25.51
18 18 FRADESMARES Nathalie
1:25.71
19 20 AUSSHAW Joh
1:26.10
20 15 CANCALVE Caroline
1:26.38
21 22 JPNYANETANI Eri
1:26.39
22 29 CZEDOLEZALOVA Zuzana
1:26.55
23 27 FINRUOTSALAINEN Ilona
1:26.66
24 13 RUSBOLDYKOVA Svetlana
1:26.66
25 24 ITARANIGLER Carmen
1:26.93
26 30 ITABOCCACINI Corinna
1:28.88
27 26 SLOKOTNIK Glorija
1:32.11
28 16 SUIMAEGERT- KOHLI Fraenzi
1:50.76
29 5 CANZAKRESKI Kimiko
41.36