Julia Dujmovits rallies for women's parallel slalom gold in Sochi

Austria's Julia Dujmovits celebrates winning the gold medal Austria's Julia Dujmovits celebrates winning the gold medal in the Snowboard Ladies' Parallel Slalom Big Final on day 15 of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Feb. 22, 2014. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Cameron Spencer

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Julia Dujmovits of Austria inched past Germany's Anke Karstens at the finish to win gold in women's snowboarding parallel slalom on Saturday.

Dujmovits trailed Karstens by 0.74 seconds heading into the second of the two final heats. Dujmovits nearly lost her edge twice during her last run, but kept her balance and tracked down Karstens.

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Amelie Kober of Germany won bronze in the sport's Olympic debut.

Parallel giant slalom champion Patrizia Kummer did not make it out of the first round of elimination. Neither did bronze medalist Alena Zavarzina, whose husband Vic Wild won gold in both the parallel giant slalom and parallel slalom.

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