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Switzerland wins inaugural Olympic Alpine skiing team event

Alpine Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 15

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 24: Wendy Holdener (R) of Switzerland celebrates with Katharina Gallhuber of Austria during the Alpine Team Event Big Final on day 15 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Yongpyong Alpine Centre on February 24, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Switzerland defeated Austria to win the gold medal in the Alpine skiing team event, which made its Olympic debut in PyeongChang.

Norway claimed the bronze medal over France. Mikaela Shiffrin not convinced Lindsey Vonn’s Olympic career is over

The team event featured 16 teams of four athletes (two men and two women) arranged in a bracket-style, single-elimination format. A skier from each of the two competing nations raced down the course in a series of head-to-head slalom races.

The U.S. lost to Great Britain in the opening round. Both nations earned two points, but the tiebreaker (having the lower combined time of its fastest male and female competitor) allowed Great Britain to advance.

Gold: Switzerland
Silver: Austria
Bronze: Norway

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