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Lindsey Vonn wins bronze in women's super-G, Andrea Fischbacher of Austria wins gold

February 20, 2010 | 11:54 am

Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. won the bronze medal in the women's super-G, her second medal of the Games. Vonn also won the women's downhill earlier in the Games.

Olyblog Vonn, the 17th skier down the mountain, briefly held the lead with a time of 1:20.88 before being passed.

"I already have a gold medal so I can't be too disappointed," Vonn said. "I think any medal at the Olympics is a success so I'm really happy about it."

Andrea Fischbacher of Austria won gold in the super-G, with a time of 1:20.14.

Tina Maze of Slovenia won silver with a time of 1:20.63.

Julia Mancuso of the U.S., the first skier down the mountain, finished ninth with a time of 1:21.50.

Mancuso said it was unlucky to draw first bib, and she was the first to make a mistake at the Frog Bank turn.

"I wish I had more information. I knew when I crossed the finish line I blew it."

Vonn said she skied the part that gave Mancuso trouble well but then got too conservative.

"I sort of backed off the gas pedal," Vonn said.

-- Chris Dufresne in Whistler, Canada

Photo: Lindsey Vonn reacts after completing her run in the women's super-G. Credit: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press