Lindsey Vonn wins gold medal; U.S.’ Julia Mancuso takes silver
Lindsey Vonn lived up to expectations and won the Olympic downhill Wednesday, and childhood rival and American teammate Julia Mancuso took a surprise silver medal. In a race characterized by several crashes including one to Swedish standout Anja Paerson Vonn’s bruised right shin proved not to be a hindrance as she sped down Franz’s Downhill in 1 minute, 44.19 seconds.

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