U.S. has long way to go in PyeongChang

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"It's been really hard for me not to get emotional for so many reasons because of my grandfather", she said. And I'm so proud to have competed with such unbelievable girls.

She'd won the last three World Cup downhill events coming into the games and has the second-most all-time wins in World Cup events with 81.

"As much as I wanted to compete in the Olympic downhill, with the schedule change it's important for me to focus my energy on preparing for the combined", Shiffrin said in a statement.

After debuting aged 17 at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, where her best finish was sixth in the combined, Vonn suffered an injury which dented her chances in Turin four years later before winning downhill gold and super-G bronze in Vancouver in 2010. "So, I'm really happy and proud to have been competing with them and have their support".

Switzerland's Lara Gut was the only skier that finished in the top 10 at Sochi 2014 to compete this time around and it looked like she would post a competitive time until she missed a gate. "It's my last downhill".

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"If you think what's happened over the last eight years and what I've been through to get here, I gave it all".

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The silver medal went to Italy, while the Netherlands, the victor of the B finals, took bronze as two finalists - China and Canada - were disqualified due to impeding penalties.

All eyes will be on Yevgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, both on the Olympic Athletes of Russian Federation team, who are locked in a particularly tight battle and both aiming for the gold medal. Still, the East Vail resident has had a remarkable Olympic career spanning four Winter Games.

Team Canada will play for a medal in men's hockey at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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'I wish Kevin could have been with me on the podium but maybe next time he can have the same feeling that I do now after being fourth in Sochi, ' he added. We'll see if the Americans can end Canada's run of four straight Olympic golds and bring home the medal themselves for the first time since 1998.

"That's what I came into this competition thinking, if I can just come through and do something that isn't as common as everyone else and put my own flair on it and make it my own and hopefully it'll do well and it did".

The gold medal game is on Sunday.

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