Winter Olympics: Austria beat S. Korea in alpine skiing

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Seoul, Feb 24 (IANS) South Korea lost to Austria in the alpine skiing team event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on Saturday.

The team, comprising Kang Young-seo, Kim Dong-woo, Gim So-hui and Jung Dong-hyun, failed to reach the semi-finals after losing to top-seeded Austria 4-0 at Yongpyong Alpine Centre in PyeongChang, Yonhap news agency reported.

The team event features 16 teams of four athletes each — two men and two women — in brackets and knockout format.

The skiers compete in a series of head-to-head slalom races and if the two teams are tied 2-2, the aggregate time of the four runs determines the winner.

–IANS

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