Goggia’s withdrawal was confirmed just before the combined was set to get under way, an event in which American Mikaela Shiffrin is favourite for gold.

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Compatriot Lindsey Vonn is also in action in what is expected to be her final Olympic event, and both will be boosted by Goggia’s absence.
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Swiss oust great rivals Austria to win inaugural Alpine team event gold
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The Italian took downhill gold on Thursday, while Vonn had to settle for bronze after Ragnhild Mowinckel claimed silver.