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Alpine Skiing – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Women’s Giant Slalom – Yongpyong Alpine Centre – Pyeongchang, South Korea – February 15, 2018 – Lara Gut of Switzerland competes. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
February 15, 2018
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) – Lara Gut crashed out of the first leg of the women’s Olympic giant slalom on Thursday, in an incident that saw the Swiss downhill specialist veer into photographers at the side of the course. No one appeared to be hurt, however.
Gut seemed to catch one of the early gates with the tip of a ski, causing her to fall, slide down the mountain out of control and slam into several photographers, who were trying to jump out of her path.
Manuela Moelgg of Italy is the early race leader.
(Reporting by Mark Trevelyan and Rory Carroll; Editing by John O’Brien)