The women's Alpine skiing downhill ended in a tie for gold with Switzerland's Dominique Gisin and Slovenia's Tina Maze clocking the same time down to the last hundredth of a second.
Switzerland's Lara Gut took the bronze medal.
Gisin first clocked 1min 41.57sec down the 2.7km-long course, but Maze matched her time 13 runners later. Gut was a further 0.10sec adrift in third, with no silver medal awarded in the race.
It is the first time that Alpine skiers have shared gold at an Olympics.
Maze led Gisin at each time split and speed check but then appeared to be slowed by softening snow on the final slope, as temperatures approached 50 degrees (10 C).
Still, Maze stretched both arms overhead and threw her race goggles in the air after seeing she shared the lead.
Gisin, who last won a downhill race in January 2009, came out of the leader's box into the finish area to hug Maze.
Four years ago, Gisin's Olympic downhill ended when she crashed off the final jump.
This time, the 28-year-old Swiss racer was in tears while taking a call on her mobile phone.
Pre-race favorites Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany and Julia Mancuso of the United States slipped out of contention, racing after Gisin on the softening snow.
Hoefl-Riesch, chasing a record-equaling fourth Olympic Alpine gold, was 1.17 back in 13th place.
Mancuso, who started No. 12, trailed by 0.99 in eighth place after losing more than a half-second in the lower sections.
Britain's Chemmy Alcott finished in 19th place with a time of 1:43.43.
The 31-year-old Londoner said: "To come and be 19th, less than two seconds off on the toughest downhill I've ever skied, it's up there," she said.
"I know that sounds crazy to some people because we've got a strong Team GB and we're going to win loads of medals here.
"(But) to come to my fourth Olympics, 19th is a gold for me. Anyone who's followed what I've been through will understand that."