Mikaela Shiffrin pulls out of women’s downhill event

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Mikaela Shiffrin will not race in the women’s downhill event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the US ski team has confirmed.

Shiffrin finished 16th in the first training run on Sunday.

Her schedule for the rest of the Games is still unconfirmed, but she is expected to enter the super combined (moved to Thursday). She had previously indicated that she is unlikely to enter the team event (set for Saturday), but that remains a possibility.

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