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Podium dreams Swiss Olympians exceed medal target

Switzerland's Olympic team has ended up with 15 medals – four more than what they were aiming for at the Winter Games in PyeongChang. Here's a look, in photos, of how they got there.

The largest-ever Swiss Olympic team aimed for at least 11 first-, second- or third-place finishes at this year's Games, a target met when Michelle Gisin and Wendy Holdener crossed the finish line as gold and bronze medallists in the Alpine combined event on Wednesday.

"I really hoped today would be the day when I could put a race like this together," an overjoyed Gisin told Swiss public television, SRF, after her victory.

She and Holdener – who had already won a silver medal in the women's slalom – joined their teammates who had previously medalled in men's Alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, curling and cross-country skiing. 

One of the medallists was cross-country skier Dario Cologna, who led the Swiss team into the stadium at the opening of the PyeongChang Games.

The 15 medals comprise five golds, six silvers and four bronzeexternal link.

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