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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin approaches a gate in the first run of the women's giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin approaches a gate in the first run of the women's giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

U.S. Alpine teen phenom Mikaela Shiffrin makes Olympic debut in giant slalom

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The 18-year-old finished fifth in the giant slalom on Tuesday at the Sochi Games. Mikaela Shiffrin's strongest event, the slalom, is Friday.