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Britain eliminates Mangan, Team USA from alpine skiing team event

(AP) - Great Britain defeated Derby native Tricia Mangan and the U.S. to advance to the quarterfinal round of the Alpine team skiing event, which is making its debut at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Feb 15, 2018; Pyeongchang, South Korea; Patricia Mangan (USA) during the first run of the alpine skiing ladies giant slalom during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Yongpyong Alpine Centre. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Great Britain defeated Derby native Tricia Mangan and the U.S. to advance to the quarterfinal round of the Alpine team skiing event, which is making its debut at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Mangan, 20, lost her race to Britain's Alex Tilley by .06 seconds.

The loss concluded Mangan's 2018 Olympic competition, which started as a late addition to the team by replacing the injured Jackie Wiles.

Quite a few of the world's top racers skipped the team event competition, including American Mikaela Shiffrin and Austrian Marcel Hirscher.

The competition has 16 countries seeded for a bracket-style tournament. Each team has four racers - two men and two women - competing in 1-on-1, side-by-side parallel runs.

Each race victory is worth one point. If the score ends up at 2-all, the tiebreaker is the lower combined time of each team's fastest man and fastest woman.

That's how Great Britain beat the U.S. after their match was tied at 2. Also advancing are top-seeded Austria, Sweden, Norway, Italy, France, Germany and Switzerland. Medals will be awarded Saturday.