Switzerland's Dominique Gisin and Slovenia's Tina Maze both skied nearly two miles down the face of a mountain in the exact same time, right down to the hundredth of a second. It was the first time in Olympic alpine history there has been a tie for first place (there have been ties for other medals). After the race ended and the results finalized, Maze and Gisin held hands and jumped on podium together.
"I saw it was going to be close so I looked away and when I looked back I saw the time difference was 0.00," Gisin said of watching Maze's race. "And I was like, '0.00. That's OK.'"
Starting in eighth position, Gisin twisted and turned and sliced her way down the course in a time of 1:41.57 to take the lead. And then 13 skiers later, Maze left the starting gate and raced down the course and crossed the finish line in ... 1:41.57.
OK? That finish was historic, though Maze said sometimes it's even closer. After all, her first World Cup win was a three-way tie for first.
"It's incredible in our sport how small the differences are and we are all aware of that," Maze said. "We're all on a high level and skiing well, and at the end, it's just hundredths that count. Maybe it's just one finger or a hand can change the color of a medal."
ESPN.com's Jim Caple contributed to this story.