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 of the United States is pretty happy after completing the women's downhill.   (Gero Breloer)
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(Newser) – 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.

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