Alpine skiing: Gut crashes out of women’s giant slalom

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics
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)

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