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Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso are first and second in women's downhill

February 17, 2010 | 12:23 pm


It could be a good day for the U.S. women in the downhill, as Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso were first and second after the first 25 racers had gone down the course and more than likely will finish that way, giving them the gold and silver medals, respectively.

Mancuso set the early pace, skiing down the mountain in a blistering 1:44.75. She held the lead until Vonn, the 16th skier down the hill, put up a time of 1:44.19.

Elisabeth Goergl of Austria, the first skier down the mountain, is currently third at 1:45.65.

There are still 20 skiers remaining, but none of them are expected to come close to the top times, as all of the elite skiers have gone down the course.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver

Photo: Lindsey Vonn during her downhill run Wednesday. Credit: Charlie Krupa / Associated Press