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Super-G glory for Jansrud

Bode Miller had to settle for a share of bronze as Norway's Kjetil Jansrud powered to victory in the men's super-G at the Winter Olympics.

The Norwegian, who claimed downhill bronze last week in Sochi, produced a superb run over a challenging course to post a winning time of 1 minute 18.14 seconds.

Miller's American team-mate Andrew Weibrecht - super-G bronze medallist in Vancouver - went one better four years on as he took silver, finishing 0.30sec behind.

Canada's Jan Hudec sprung a major shock as he ended up tied with Miller, 0.53sec back, to earn a share of third place and a spot on the podium.

For a while it looked like Miller was in line for the second Olympic gold of his career as he led the standings following a typically cavalier run that saw him push himself to the limits of control at times.

But, on a course that was rapidly deteriorating due to warm conditions, Jansrud put in a dominant performance to take over at the top.

His compatriot, and pre-race favourite Aksel Lund Svindal, did not fare so well with the defending Olympic champion and current World Cup super-G leader having to settle for seventh.

Indeed, many of the more fancied competitors struggled with Miller's US team-mate Ted Ligety down in 14th and Italy's Christof Innerhofer sliding out early to end his hopes of a third medal at the Games.

Two young Austrians placed fourth and fifth; Otmar Striedinger, 22, finishing just two hundredths of a second off the podium, with team-mate Max Franz, 24, a further five hundredths behind.