Carina Vogt (Germany) stunned favourite Sara Takanashi (Japan) to win the first Olympic gold medal in women's ski jumping on Tuesday night at RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre.
Vogt, who has never won a world cup event, led after her first round jump of 103m and held on to win with a final round jump of 97.5m. Daniela Iraschko-Stolz (Austria) moved up from fifth after the first round to win silver, while Coline Mattel (France) claimed bronze.
Takanashi, who was third after the first round, finished in fourth place. She had not missed the podium in her last 19 world cup events entering Sochi 2014.
Vogt's victory is the first by a German woman in a major ski jumping competition since the inception of women's world championship and world cup events.