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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Maria Riesch pulls out of team event

Associated Press

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- World Cup leader Maria Riesch of Germany has pulled out of the team event at the world championships.

Riesch won bronze medals in the super-G and downhill despite battling the flu but decided to skip Wednesday's competition to rest for the upcoming giant slalom and slalom events.

Riesch's decision Tuesday came a day after her friend and rival Lindsey Vonn of the United States cut short her championships to take care of a lingering head injury.