The Associated Press SOCHI (AP)—There wasn’t enough gold to go around in the women’s downhill event.
When Slovenia’s Tina Maze and Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin tied for first place on Wednesday with identical times of 1 minute 41.57 seconds, it was the first tie for first in Olympic Alpine skiing history. That meant two golds for the event, one bronze for Switzerland’s Lara Gut and no silver to be handed out.
Medal maker Adamas was prepared, having made some extra medals just in case. But there was one issue: One of the golds was not personalized to the women’s downhill event. The company says that the process for personalizing the medal takes at least 15 hours.
When the games are finished, any extra medals, including the silver for the women’s downhill, will be given to Olympic museums around the world.