Austria's Matthias Mayer skied into first place in the Mens' Downhill at Sochi. PHOTO: Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports

Austria’s Matthias Mayer skied into first place in the Mens’ Downhill at Sochi. PHOTO: Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports

Men’s Downhill Results
Gold: Matthias Mayer, Austria
Silver: Christof Innerhofer, Italy
Bronze: Kjetil Jansrud, Norway

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Austrian Matthias Mayer won gold in the men’s Olympic downhill at Rosa Khutor.

The 23-year-old displayed 2 min 06.23 sec result, with Italian Christof Innerhofer taking silver at just six-hundredths of a second.

Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud claimed bronze, with teammate and world downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal in fourth. Another strong favourite, Bode Miller of the United States, is eighth while American up-and-comer Travis Ganong skied into fifth.