Mikaela Shiffrin vs. Lindsey Vonn: Alpine Combined Provides a Rare Showdown

Paola Ditto
Febbraio 21, 2018

Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway finished nine hundredths of a second behind Goggia to take silver.

The only thing that could disrupt the podium finish is a surprise showing by one of the remaining lower-ranked skiers. Ledecka, who also dabbles in snowboarding, didn't compete in the downhill.

For the Italian when it comes to the Olympics, including Wednesday's downhill, the form book counts for little, as does preparation.

Most consider her the favorite, and she looked good in training runs.

Earlier in the race, Stephanie Venier of Austria crashed on the course.

The Canadians, winners in three of the last four Olympics, went straight into the quarter finals by virtue of topping their group and will play the victor of the match between Finland and South Korea. She got back up.

Women's downhill (Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET/Wednesday 11 a.m. local time): At the downhill event, the attention will be on Vonn.

Meldonium is designed for people with heart problems and some believe it can help athletes increase stamina.

The case, now with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, will be considered by Olympic officials deciding whether to lift Russia's ban in time for Sunday's closing ceremony.

Vonn appears healthy, relaxed and strong, and she has grown familiar with Pyeongchang's downhill course.

Tennell, whose strength is her jumps, recovered to skate cleanly the rest of the way. As the first skater on the ice, that total should keep her in first place for quite a while.

There is a fascinating contrast between the two leading contenders.

Vonn said she and Goggia shared a friendship based on them being "100 percent crazy". "Sometimes, you can get up and walk away from those crashes, but you're going to have a few bruises".

Since Mikaela Shifrin will not be competing in the downhill event, Vonn represents the lone US hope in alpine skiing's most glamorous and storied event. "Is this what we've become?" Track. Is. So. Fun!

"I always try and remember that it's people talking behind a computer and they're going to say anything", she said after accusations that she is anti-American for her outspoken stance against US President Donald Trump.

She came into the Olympic world as an American skier that was hopeful to have some kind of major impact.

College kids again led the way for the USA, which scored more against Slovakia then it did in all three preliminary-round games.

While Vonn is the first to admit that she's a "crazy dog lady", she insists, "it's better than a insane cat lady".

Tennell drew the opening spot, not an advantageous position in a field of 30. Zagitova set a personal-best score, while Medvedeva set a short-program world record.

South Korea vs. Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation - 7:05 p.m.

She claimed Olympic downhill gold and super-G bronze in Vancouver in 2010, but missed the 2014 Sochi Games because of a knee injury.

Before the Games, she discussed trying to medal in five events.

The woman responsible for one of the most stunning Alpine results in Olympic history will not be in the starting hut four days later. The medals will be awarded Friday. She has lost to only one skater since 2015 - her teammate Alina Zagitova.

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