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2010 Winter Olympics: U.S.'s Julia Mancuso to sit out slalom

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Content with her two silver medals, Julia Mancuso has decided not to enter the Olympic slalom.

Mancuso related to The Associated Press that she had already told the U.S. Ski Team coaches of her decision for Friday's race.

Mancuso opened the Vancouver Games by finishing second to teammate Lindsey Vonn in the downhill, then finished behind gold medalist Maria Riesch in the super-combined.

Mancuso still has one race remaining, Wednesday's giant slalom, which she enters as defending champion.

Slalom is Mancuso's worst event, but she was ninth-fastest in the slalom leg of the super-combined.