Lindsey Vonn Takes Super-G Bronze
U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn took her second medal at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, albeit a less shiny bronze in the Super-G. Vonn started in the 17th position, then showed the speed that helped her win the downhill event to take the lead and raise hope of a second gold medal. However, Austria’s Andrea Fischbacher and Tina Maze of Slovenia passed Vonn in the homestretch, relegating the American to third place.
The 25-year-old Vonn barely held on to her bronze medal, finishing just .11 second of fourth placer Johanna Schnarf of Italy. Vonn will have two more chances to become the second American skier to win two Olympic gold medals in the same year when she competes in the giant slalom and slalom events. The late Andrea Mead Lawrence is the only U.S. skier to win two gold medals in the same Olympics.
Expectations were high for Vonn entering the Games, with some people predicting that the American would sweep her events. Those predictions proved incorrect when Vonn crushed out of the Super-Combined.
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