Mancuso fails to finish 1st run of giant slalom

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Four-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso failed to finish the first leg of the giant slalom on Tuesday, skiing out fewer than 10 gates from the end of her last event at the Sochi Games.

The American said she won’t rule out competing at the next Winter Olympics in 2018, when she’ll be 33.

Mancuso won the gold in giant slalom in 2006, a pair of silvers in 2010, and a bronze in the super-combined last week. No other U.S. woman has won more than two Alpine medals.

The only women’s event left on the Sochi skiing schedule is the slalom, and the U.S. ski team said Mancuso won’t enter that race.

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