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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

American Women Competing in 2014 Winter Olympics Giant Slalom Event

The Women's Giant Slalom race took place to day (February 18, 2014) at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Five American women alpine skiers competed with four of them members of Team USA the official team of America's National Olympic Committee (NOC) with the fifth skier, Jasmine Campbell, skiing for Team U.S. Virgin Islands.
Alpine Skier
Source: Public Domain Graphic from WikiMedia Commons

While the 22 year old Ms Campbell is an American citizen who was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands territory and has lived in Idaho since her family moved there when she was nine years old she is actually representing a the U.S. Virgin Islands which, as a non-self-governing territory is entitled to have its own National Olympic Committee and field its own teams in both the Winter and Summer Olympics.

While none of the American women skiers qualified for medals in the Giant Slalom four of them did successfully complete the event by making the two required runs down the course successfully.  The fifth American skier, Julia Marie Mancuso, was among the 27 skiers who encountered problems on the course and were unable to complete the event.

The other four finished as follows:

For more on skier Jasmine Campbell and the U.S. Virgin Islands team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia click here.