Lindsey Vonn Wins Gold in Downhill

Team USA skier isn't bothered by her bruised shin
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 17, 2010 2:46 PM CST
Lindsey Vonn Wins Gold in Downhill
Lindsey Vonn of the United States is pretty happy after completing the women's downhill.   (Gero Breloer)

So much for that injured shin. Lindsey Vonn lived up to expectations and won the Olympic downhill today. Childhood rival and American teammate Julia Mancuso took a surprise silver medal. Vonn's bruised right shin proved not to be a hindrance as she sped down Franz's Downhill in 1 minute, 44.19 seconds. Mancuso finished 0.56 seconds behind, and Elisabeth Goergl of Austria took the bronze. (More Lindsey Vonn stories.)

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