Lindsey Vonn Takes Gold in Womens Downhill Ski Event

NY Times

With a daring run down an unforgiving Olympic downhill course, Lindsey Vonn finally quieted the doubts about her injured shin and her ability to live up to intensive pre-Games hype, grabbing the gold medal in the first women’s
Alpine race of the Vancouver Games on Wednesday.

Her American teammate Julia Mancuso took the silver medal, and Austrian Elisabeth Goergl won bronze.

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